The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt…..yay or nay?
Nay nay nay
@Karen – i agree Karen – a big nay from me
NAY!!!! At least 30-40% too long!
Yay if you like challenging, wordy but well written books.
Well written? In what way?
I LOVED it ?
Hated it, worst book I ever read. Writing was completely unreadable in the last 50 pages. The story was interesting but the book was the worst for me. Just don’t understand how anyone could call it well written.
I loved it.
Most definitely yah – beautiful writing
In what way was it beautiful? Page after page describing vomit? Or the last 50 pages which consisted of incoherent babble with no sentence structure? What I am missing here.
I find that whatever I read of hers I am immediately “there “ . Not all of the situations /topics are beautiful in themselves -as in all good books/life, vomit being a perfect example,but for me her writing is so detailed and precise that it doesn’t matter I can still describe it as beautiful
I am happy for you, glad you got something out of it. I am really struggling to understand though. I couldn’t even tell you how it ended because the last 50 pages were just rambling words. I keep thinking its a big joke people are playing on me, saying they like this book. It was so bad, poorly written, boring, not even remotely plausible and the characters were so awful. I’ll stop, guess it is beyond me, sorry…
@Cassiek there’s been a few books like that for me too – lots of people raving about them and me thinking- I don’t get it, what am I missing lol. We’re all different
I guess you are right, ty…
@Cassiek hope you enjoy your next read more x
I’m currently reading it.. it’s very wordy.. I had to just go with it the first 20 pages or so and then I decided I really liked it. It’s a challenging read for me.. but something about it has got me wanting to read it more and more!
I loved it!
I loved parts…really challenging ending but I was determined to finish.
I thought it was a wondeful book.
It was not my favorite but it was a good book. Very lengthy and in my opinion could of been about 400 pages shorter
It is terrible. Makes no sense. Stupidly long sentences. It’s awful
And then the lecture at the end!
I am with you, the worst book I ever read. I think some people pretend to like it because it won awards.
Started out yay but ended up nay!
I absolutely loved this book
One if my all time favourites
Yes yes yes! I loved it!!! Stayed with me for days after I’d finished x
I enjoyed it, but my favorite is Secret History
Nay Nay Nay
It’s a long book but in my opinion, worth the journey
Yes drags in parts but worth reading
Yay. Worth reading for the concluding chapters
I love this book !i still remembered after years
I liked it, but thought it was too long
Most fave book ever
It was the worst book I ever read…I slogged through about half of it and couldn’t read anymore.
I loved it although I found some of the drug stuff really depressing. Found all the art and furniture info fascinating.
Long, but on the whole, pretty good!
Nay. Total yawnfest!
Yay, but it’s mixed reviews on that one.
I loved the writing style but found the ending disappointing. Glad I read it though.
Nay Nay Nay!!!! Good grief all that time spent reading it and that terrible ending.
Horrible book about horrible people.
I couldn’t get into it.
yay…all the way!
It’s a nay for me.
Nay for me
Thank you all. I’m gonna give it a shot.
Yes for me.
It was a nay for me ?
Nay too long winded
I am almost done but still struggling. I hope it has a good ending
I have struggled with this one. Tried it twice and have given up atm. Too many good ones to read.
Yes!!! A great read.
Loved it, couldn’t put it down!!
No…too long and I felt like I needed to take a shower after every time I read it.
No. I read it,but didn’t like it!
YAY!! One of my favorites…very long but such a rich story…I started reading it & about 200 pages in I thought I’d never finish, I just read at night-so I got the audio book & WOW! Literally the best reader-I could not stop listening! The story is just so interesting…give it a try
Excellent. But a hard read.
I loved this book. I even bought a copy or print of the painting. The story stayed with me.
Yes defiantly it’s a curious novel but enjoyable
Brilliant! A must read!
Loved it! Great book
Nay… Gave up on it
I was SO disappointed with this book
Gave up on it also. Nay from me.
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