The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation.
In this brilliant debut novel, Donna Tartt gives us a richly textured and hypnotic story of golden youth corrupted by its own moral arrogance.
Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable.
Yet as Richard was accepted and drawn into their inner circle, he learned a terrifying secret that bound them to one another ... a secret about an incident in the woods in the dead of night where an ancient rite was brough to brutal life ... and lead to a gruesome death. And that was just the beginning ......Continua
A very well written novel about college classmates who are studying greek in their elite little club. The start of the book was a little slow but by the end of the book the reader is hanging on their seat. Its a story of what happens when we let our passions and desires like the greeks rule over us and the trouble that it can lead to....Continua
Nelle prime tre pagine si scopre già che è avvenuto un omicidio e le successive 300 chiariscono quali sono stati i fatti che hanno spinto i protagonisti a far fuori il loro amico Bunny. Dopo di che a mio avviso inizia il declino, la seconda parte è troppo lunga e il finale tragico... una vera tragedia greca con tanto di catarsi direi.
uno dei miei libri preferiti, davvero stupendo! consigliato soprattutto a ragazzi delle superiori: cambia totalmente il vostro modo di vedere le cose!
What an incredible atmosphere! This book made me want to travel to Vermont in autumn.
Pity about the ending - I thoroughly enjoyed the development of both the characters and the events, but I felt quite let down by the way it all, quite abruptly, finished.
And how out of character of Henry, really. I thought there might be a p.s. of some sort, but alas; hadn't it been for the too-rushed and out of place ending, it could have been a jewel of a book.