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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Now if you are an art lover and find pleasure in the musty world of antiques, let Theo take you down that road in this compelling and intriguing Donna Tartt novel. With language so polished and a plot so thick, no wonder Donna finds herself right up there in most best sellers lists and goes and wins the Pulitzer Prize.

Theo’s world shatters one April morning. The only thing that keeps him together is this tiny yellow bird that looks at Theo from the perch it has been chained to. Theo’s first person narrative plunges the reader into the underworld of art crimes. It’s engrossing, riveting and keeps the reader on the edge. Theo’s obsession and recklessness does get irritating sometimes. But, once you have started, you just need to know where it all ends.

Tartt has an amazing way of portraying sorrow, defiance, intrigue and the complexities of relationships.

A must read!!!!

Rating- 4/5

The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Published by Little, Brown and Company
Pulitzer Prize-2014( fiction)
771 pages



About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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