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The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for…
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The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) (original 2013; edição 2015)

por Donna Tartt (Autor)

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A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother; a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.… (mais)
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Título:The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Autores:Donna Tartt (Autor)
Informação:Back Bay Books (2015), 771 pages
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The Goldfinch por Donna Tartt (2013)

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Donna Tartt, a writer of prodigious talent, again takes a decade to write a novel north of six hundred pages; of course its ambitious. Opening with a scenario reminiscent of 9/11, its two main themes would seem to be the emotional damage inflicted on survivors (here, Theo, a boy of 13 at the time of the bombing) and the role of art, of beauty, in the world (here represented primarily in the painting The Goldfinch by Fabritius).

Certainly Tartt develops these themes with great skill. Yet as a reader I feel some frustration from the fact that there is a third theme, that of the powerfully bonded adolescent friendship and its later evolution, that I wish had received more of Tartt's attention and development.
Such was my mistaken first impression of the only friend I made when I was in Vegas, and - as it turned out - one of the great friends of my life.
His name was Boris. Somehow we found ourselves standing together in the crowd that was waiting for the bus after school that day.
"Hah. Harry Potter," he said, as he looked me over.
"Fuck you," I said listlessly."
Boris is the Polish/Ukrainian son of a violently alcoholic single father. He and Theo, both emotionally damaged and largely on their own, survive together on the desert, and deserted, outskirts of Vegas, in a miasma of vodka, cocaine and scrounged/stolen food. Their relationship sometimes seems to spin outside the bounds of the merely platonic. When Theo's negligent father is killed, he runs away back to New York where he lived with his mother prior to the terrorist act that took her from him. He urges Boris to come with him, but this does not end up occurring. Their parting, though not likely intended to be by Tartt, strikes me as the emotional center of the novel, she writes it so powerfully.
"But the guy said as long as the money in my fund was used for education - it could be anybody's education. Not just mine. There's more than enough for both of us. Though, I mean, public school, the public schools are good in New York, I know people there, public school's fine with me."
I was still babbling when Boris said: "Potter." Before I could answer him he put both hands on my face and kissed me on the mouth. And while I stood blinking - it was over almost before I knew what had happened - he picked up Popper under the forelegs and kissed him too, in midair, smack on the tip of the nose...
"Good luck," said Boris. "I won't forget you." Then he patted Popper on the head. "Bye, Popchyk. Look after him, will you?" he said to me.
Later - in the cab, and afterward - I would replay that moment, and marvel that I'd waved and walked away quite so casually. Why hadn't I grabbed his arm and begged him one last time to get in the car, come on, fuck it Boris, just like skipping school, we'll be eating breakfast over cornfields when the sun comes up?...
More than anything I was relieved that in my unfamiliar babbling-and-wanting-to-talk state I'd stopped myself from blurting the thing on the edge of my tongue, the thing I'd never said, even though it was something we both knew well enough without me saying it out loud to him in the street - which was, of course, I love you.
It will be a decade until Boris comes back into the picture, apparently driven by a mixture of devotion and guilt that he feels towards Theo. By this time Boris is some sort of mid level gangster figure in the Russian underworld and he is eager to lead Theo on a sketchy quest towards what he believes will be a great reward. Theo, unhappily engaged to a beautiful but cold society girl and still dealing with personal demons, allows himself to be dragged along despite misgivings, and nearly to the doom he has been circling around since that day when he was 13 years old. ( )
  lelandleslie | Feb 24, 2024 |
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
This is a good book but it was such a chore to get through. I have no issues with a slow burn, but something about The Goldfinch failed to ever emotionally draw me in. The story was much more enjoyable for me than that of The Secret History and I really loved the first 1/4th of the book but after that, I lost motivation and eventually had to switch over to the audiobook to get through the rest. I admire Donna Tartt's writing and can understand why she is so well loved, I unfortunately just have yet to fall in love with any of her works. I still plan to go back and give The Secret History another try at some point in the future. ( )
  brookeklebe | Feb 6, 2024 |
I thought the beginning of this book when Theo was young was fabulous, but then the story bogged down and became somewhat unbelievable. Some paragraphs were so long and full of what seemed useless details that I started skipping bits, and it was hard for me to get a sense of some of the characters. Nevertheless, a mostly beautifully-written book and an interesting tale. ( )
  bschweiger | Feb 4, 2024 |
Well worth reading. Very philosophical. KIRKUS REVIEWA long-awaited, elegant meditation on love, memory and the haunting power of art.Tartt (The Little Friend, 2002, etc.) takes a long time, a decade or more, between novels. This one, her third, tells the story of a young man named Theodore Decker who is forced to grapple with the world alone after his motherbrilliant, beautiful and a delight to be around¥is felled in what would seem to be an accident, if an explosion inside a museum can be accidental. The terrible wreckage of the building, a talismanic painting half buried in plaster and dust, ?the stink of burned clothes, and an occasional soft something pressing in on me that I didn?t want to think about?¥young Theo will carry these things forever. Tartt?s narrative is in essence an extended footnote to that horror, with his mother becoming ever more alive in memory even as the time recedes: not sainted, just alive, the kind of person Theo misses because he can?t tell her goofy things (his father taking his mistress to a Bon Jovi concert in Las Vegas, for instance: ?It seemed terrible that she would never know this hilarious fact?) as much as for any other reason. The symbolic echoes Tartt employs are occasionally heavy-handed, and it?s a little too neat that Theo discovers the work of the sublime Dutch master Carel Fabritius, killed in a powder blast, just before the fateful event that will carry his mother away. Yet it all works. ?All the rest of it is lost¥everything he ever did,? his mother quietly laments of the little-known artist, and it is Theo?s mission as he moves through life to see that nothing in his own goes missing. Bookending Jonathan Safran Foer?s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, this is an altogether lovely addition to what might be called the literature of disaster and redemption. The novel is slow to build but eloquent and assured, with memorable characters, not least a Russian cracker-barrel philosopher who delivers a reading of God that Mordecai Richler might applaud.A standout¥and well worth the wait.Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 2013ISBN: 978-0-316-05543-7Page count: 784pp
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Good things are worth waiting for. . . a tour de force that will be among the best books of 2013.
adicionada por 4leschats | editarBookPage, Megan Fishmann (Nov 1, 2013)
 
It’s my happy duty to tell you that in this case, all doubts and suspicions can be laid aside. “The Goldfinch” is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind. I read it with that mixture of terror and excitement I feel watching a pitcher carry a no-hitter into the late innings. You keep waiting for the wheels to fall off, but in the case of “The Goldfinch,” they never do.
adicionada por BeckyJG | editarThe New York Times, Stephen King (Oct 10, 2013)
 
Book review in English 2 out of 5
adicionada por zwelbast | editarNRC (Dutch), Rob van Essen (Sep 23, 2013)
 
Book review in English 5 out of 5 stars
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A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother; a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.

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