I finally finished “The Goldfinch” over the weekend and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it. It was a long book but well worth the effort – great story and characters. A friend had recommended it as a book she couldn’t put down and it definitely was. The characters are engaging and with the twisting plot it just kept getting better. There is nothing like being engrossed in a great book! This book was recognized with the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction -a high honor!
The Amazon Synopsis reads :: “Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love–and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.”