The Goldfinch

Donna Tarrt’s The Goldfinch

“What if our badness and mistakes are the very thing that set our fate and bring us round to good? What if, for some of us, we can’t get there any other way?”

The Goldfinch was first recommended to me by my former boss, Gray, who knew that I would absolutely love this book. And I really did. There is a reason this novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2014. It’s the type of book that I stayed up all night reading and I felt like I was apart of the story. I felt guilt, sadness, love, all of it along with the narrator. It also reminded me of my love of art and art history and it has led me to explore those themes more. The story is great. The final message has a Buddhist realism feel that fits with some of the other books I have read recently. Overall, this book touched me and I would highly recommend it to all my Perusing Blog readers.