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What I'm reading

Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

The Secret History

The Secret History - Donna Tartt I loved this right until the last 50 pages or so. Where things went pear shape. I loved the academic settings, the classical culture the characters are immersed in. I loved how the plot was brought on, we knew who, we kinda knew how, we just didn't know why. Yes, it has a touch of pretentiousness, a little, tiny bit of look how erudite I am in the style, in the way the story is offered. This was Tartt first novel and what a first novel it is. I've read her subsequent novel and liked it well enough but this is by far my favourite.