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DOWNLOAD â The Secret History FREE READ Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Donna Tartt READ The Secret History E inner circle five students worldly and self assured selected by a charismatic classics professor to participate in the search for truth and beauty Together they study the mysteries of ancient Greek culture and spend long weekends at an old country house reading boating basking in an Indian summer that stretches late into autumn Mesmerized by his new comrades Richard is unaware of the crime which they have committed in his dreamy unwitting presence But once taken into their confidence he and the oth. Beauty is terror Whatever we call beautiful we uiver before it I have never read anything like this book in my entire life I laid in bed for over an hour last night upon finishing this book just tossing and turning and thinking about everything I just consumed I still don t think I can put my feelings into words but I can honestly say this book was a cathartic experience for me and the irony of the word catharsis being a Greek rooted word is not lost on me because if this book is anything it s a modern day Greek tragedy The Secret History is told in a uniue style which is a man reminiscing on some significant events that took place in his college life a bit over a year ago So we follow a younger version of Richard who is finally starting his life away from his abusive and poor family in California He gets accepted into an elite college in Vermont and moves across the county in hopes of a fresh start Upon arriving to the college Richard is denied entry into an Ancient Greek course because the professor that teaches it only allows enrollment to his small handpicked group of students that seem almost cult like Needless to say Richard becomes utterly obsessed with the five students in this group and the professor Julian Morrow himself And with a turn of good luck and by solving a Greek problem Richard is accepted into this exclusive groupYet in the prologue we find out that Richard and four others from the group murdered one of the other students who they are supposed to have a very close friendship with The Secret History is then told in two parts one being the events that took place leading up to the death of their fellow classmate and then one part being all the events that take place after he is murdered Bunny is the poor soul that is unfortunately murdered by his peers yet he s a racist bigot and you ll be kind of happy he s dead for the most part Richard as stated in all the paragraphs above is the narrator looking back on the events that took place Henry is my personal favorite but perhaps the worst of the bunch Or maybe the best I m not really sure but that s truly the beauty of this story Twins Charles and Camilla Charles is a bad alcoholic and drug user and Camilla steals most people s heart andor affection And lastly we have Francis who owns a country home that is the stage for many events that take place in this book Oh and everyone but Richard has money even though Richard tries his damnedest to keep that a secret What we did was terrible but still I don t think any of us were bad exactly chalk it up to weakness on my part hubris on Henry s too much Greek prose composition whatever you like All the characters are morally grey to just generally horrible people but you completely ignore it because Donna Tartt weaves this hypnotic spell with her writing that you feel like you are reading this book in a dream like lull The Secret History is unlike anything I ve ever read before and I m not sure I ll ever read anything uite like it again I also want to touch upon sexuality in this book because a lot of the members in this group are not straight in the slightest Like maybe the only ones that were completely straight were Bunny and Camilla I m not saying that the ueerness in this book is vilified but it s for sure not shown in the best of lights So please use caution while going into thisAnd this book is so very heavy in general so please use caution while reading ContentTrigger warnings for slut shaming use of the R word homophobia hate speech fatphobic comments racist comments animal cruelty sexual assault incest performing rituals suicide alcoholism drug abuse and murderI know this review is probably not one of my best and I know I m being super vague about all these big themes but this book is just on a whole other level Maybe this book is about five new adults dealing with the conseuences of murder in a very human and realistic way Maybe it s about how we are all just trying to fit in and find family by whatever unhealthy means available andor possible Maybe this book is about birth and death and how important the time between those two points truly is But I do believe with my whole heart that this book would best be experienced blind and to just go in and feel all the feelings that Donna Tartt will serve youWhile finishing the book me and Paloma had a discussion about the ending and how Greek heroes tales normally go We talked about how murder taints everything and how blood is the only thing that can purify it We talked about how wearing masks is so important yet death is another mask that we will all eventually wear God I m being so cryptic but if you ve read the book maybe this paragraph will mean something to you because it means the world to me Overall I know I sound like a broken record but this was one of the most uniue reading experiences of my life I honest to God just do not have the words to put in this review how this book made me feel I will say that it very much feels like a spell is being cast upon you while reading Like I am almost positive that Donna Tartt cannot be a human being because she is such an exclusive enigma Also I think I ve developed a huge crush on her so there s that at least I can say very confidently that I will remember this book and the feelings it gave me while reading for the rest of my life Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory uite the contrary Genuine beauty is always uite alarming Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube Twitch Buddy read with Paloma

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DOWNLOAD â The Secret History FREE READ Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Donna Tartt READ The Secret History Ers slowly and inevitably begin to believe in the necessity of murdering the one classmate and friend who might betray both their secret and their future Hugely ambitious and compulsively readable this is a chronicle of deception and complicity of Dionysian abandon of innocence corrupted by self love and moral arrogance; and finally it is a story of guilt and responsibility An astonishing achievement by any standard The Secret History immediately establishes Donna Tartt as a supremely gifted novelist. Apparently the New York Times described The Secret History as PowerfulEnthrallingA ferociously well paced entertainment and Time said A smart craftsman like viscerally compelling novelVery funny guys ha ha and all that They re such jolly jokesters They ll have you believing anything The Secret History is complete tripe no that s harsh let me put it another way it s COMPLETE TRIPE oh dear this keyboard has a mind of its own and is very firm about its opinions too but this book is also the literary euivalent of novocaine and it s just so cozySPACE FOR GIF OF COZY CUTEY KITTY Oooh Donna Just another bowl of bananas and custard and a whopping plateful of classical references and allusions and a murder And ladle on all the upper class schmooze for us You knowwwwww what I like Tickle my tootsies and call me something LatinoooohThis book puts you in the kind of trance where you don t mind that The Secret History is mercilessly ripped off from Brideshead Revisited Well I didn t mind at all because I hadn t read Brideshead Revisited then which I suspect most of young Donna s readers hadn t either and I further suspect the reviewers of The New York Times and Time hadn t Or they d have run her out of town on a rail if that still happens I haven t seen it done for years Oh Donna oh Donna how does that old song goI once had a girl or should I say she once had meThree stars though Sometimes it s fun to be fooled

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DOWNLOAD â The Secret History FREE READ Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ô Donna Tartt READ The Secret History Storytelling in the grand manner The Secret History is a debut remarkable for its hypnotic erudition and acute psychological suspense and for the richness of its emotions ideas and language These are the confessions years afterward of a young man who found at a small Vermont college the life of privilege and intellect he'd long coveted and rarely has the glorious experience of youth infatuated with knowledge and with itself been so achingly realized Then amazed Richard Papen is drawn into the ultimat. flings myself onto a chaise lounge and wails dramatically The fact that I m not a part of an elitist circle of young scholars who uote Classics over dirty Martinis and toast to living forever and who might also be compelled to commit murder because they got too consumed by their Greek homework is the real tragedy here What s this book about Murder always makes an auspicious beginning for any good storyBunny is dead and his friends mercenary relief at having him gone didn t take long before it turned sour In The Secret History the venom of remembrance falls to Richard Papen and the bulk of the book concerns itself with the months leading up to that point This is the story I will ever be able to tell says Richard and with that the still depths of memory come shivering back to lifeIn the days after Richard Papen sets foot at Hampden College he is aimless as unsteady as a poorly made bow suffering a deep pang of loneliness and dejection But then all of a sudden at the center of it all in a pocket of stillness within the simmering nest of his life was them A cliue of rich and sophisticated classic majors who drift about with their heads full of myths always at least half lost in some ancient story and who worship at the shrine of their highly eccentric professor Julian Morrow The closeness between them was palpable and something about that struck Richard with a deep allure They weren t exactly unfriendly with the rest of the world they were just friendlier with each other and Richard spared no efforts in impressing on them that he could fit in as well To that end Richard changed everything even the fabric of himself adorning embroidering essentially reinventing the less glamorous aspects of his life He was like a ghost interposing himself between lovers to feel what it was like to be alive and that so much death would dog his heels soon afterwards is a brutal ironyAs in any group there is tension of course but it never grew very heated between them Neither did it ever uite abate It was the tension of minds meeting of differing interests not the tension of a world about to become terribly complicated ending in tragedy six souls forfeit A world where murder and lies and treachery were nothing but a currency they used to pay for the rest of their lives Let God consume us devour us unstring our bones Then spit us out reborn


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  • Paperback
  • 524
  • The Secret History
  • Donna Tartt
  • English
  • 04 August 2018
  • 9780449911518