The Secret History
By Donna Tartt
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Place: Faculty Lounge, fourth floor
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About the Book: Richard Papen never could have imagined that transferring to a new school and making some strange and fascinating friends would lead to him getting caught up in one of their murders. But it has, and now he has to figure out how it happened and what he’s supposed to do about it.
Reviews of the Book:
“The Secret History succeeds magnificently. . . . A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment. . . . Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled.” –The New York Times
“An accomplished psychological thriller. . . . Absolutely chilling. . . . Tartt has a stunning command of the lyrical.” –The Village Voice
“Beautifully written, suspenseful from start to finish.” –Vogue
“A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction. . . . Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture that owes much more to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth.” –The Times (London)
“Enthralling. . . . Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled.” –The New York Times Book Review
“A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read, pleasurably devoured. . . . .Gorgeously written, relentlessly erudite.” –Vanity Fair