Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Little Brown and co (Courtesy the publisher)
|Cover (Left) and Painting by Carel Fabritius (Right)
I don't recall if I have mentioned this before, but Donna Tartt's second novel The Little Friend was possibly one of the more disappointing novels I have ever read. Exciting and well written, it is let down by it's strange manipulation of genre; a murder mystery in which the murder is, frustratingly, never solved. No wonder, then, that I approached this novel, Tartt's third offering in something like 20 years, with trepidation.