Extraordinary - if a bit overlong - novel. It has three of my favorite themes: art, New York, and homage to other books, notably Harry Potter. Once you start listing the Rowling references you can't stop! I agree that some of the drug-induced fantasies are a bit indulgent, but there is so much pl... Read More »
Theo Decker, a 13-year-old bereaved boy, clings to the one thing that keeps the memory of his mother alive—a priceless painting of a tethered bird. This dense novel, called “Dickensian” by several reviewers, has been on every bestseller list since it was published—and there are 120 reserves on ou... Read More »
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Why does it cost so much, a thing like from kindergarten class? 'Ugly Blob.' 'Black Stick with Tangles." - Boris
That life -- whatever else it is – is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. … It is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch (the Goldfinch painting). For if disaster and oblivion have followed this painting down through time – so too has love….