LIFESTYLE AND BOOKS

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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RATE: 10 STARS

GoodReads Description

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-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 unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to 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 combines vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

My opinion

I can say with all certainty in the world that The Goldfinch is one of the books that will last forever in my heart, mind and soul. Put in writing what this masterpiece made me feel would be like to be asked to explain your favorite painting, since for other people may be different. It seems to me came to my reading of so enigmatic, and was intrigued from beginning to end.

 At first glance, it seems the story of a boy who has been involved in a tragic event that gives rise to all the adventures that happens in his life. But beyond that, we have a clear picture, interpretation and speed with which Donna Tartt achieved earn the title of one of the first writers to publish what might be known as the first classic of the century.

The writing style is undoubtedly poetic, radiant, full of sweetness and speed to fill the soul with joy, nostalgia and art. Not to sound corny saying this, but I'm really indebted to the author for such happy work for a large number of people reading can be stubborn, lethargic and irritable given its large size.

But trust me when I say that there are two simple reasons for reading it; Theo and Boris. Two very different but united in turn by a strange, exotic and wise souls force. The lives of these two enigmatic characters is vivid, real and significant that more than once made me feel like I was reading about old friends. Theo; with his radiant and unceasing love and appreciation for art, his vast vocabulary and delicacy to speak, a mix between introverted and extroverted extremely envelope. Not to mention Boris; the hard life he has led and character that has had to forge through the vicissitudes of life.

The Goldfinch is a story of loss, hope, certainly a reference to how short life is and how much we have to seize it at its best. A harness and love the little things because in them are the secrets of human beauty, our capacity for wonder what bland.

I could elaborate writing more and more about this masterpiece, but certainly I slammed the ideology that everyone has to discover the beauty that lies within the reading. I hope if you read this book, to remain so fascinated, love and absorbed as it did me. I cheering the amazing Donna Tartt, no matter how much later to write another book, I look forward to immersing myself in another of his wonderful stories soon.

ESP

Puedo decir con toda la certeza del mundo que El Jilguero es uno de los libros que perduraran por siempre dentro de mi corazón, mente y alma. Poner por escrito lo que esta obra maestra me hizo sentir sería algo así como que te pidan explicar tu cuadro favorito, puesto que para las demás personas puede ser diferente. A mi parecer, su lectura llegó a mi de una manera tan enigmática, y me cautivó de principio a fin.

 A simple vista, parece la historia de un chico que se ha visto envuelto en un trágico suceso que da pie a todas las aventuras por las cual pasa en su vida. Pero más allá de eso, tenemos la clara imagen, interpretación y celeridad con la que Donna Tartt logra ganarse el titulo de una de las primeras escritoras en publicar lo que se podría conocer como el primer clásico del siglo XXI.

El estilo de escritura es sin duda poético, radiante, lleno de una dulzura y celeridad que llenan el alma de alegría, nostalgia y arte. No quiero sonar sensiblero diciendo esto, pero de verdad que estoy en deuda con la autora por tan dichosa obra que para un gran numero de personas su lectura puede ser tenaz, aletargada y irritable dado su gran tamaño.

Pero confíen en mi cuando digo que hay dos simples razones por leerla; Theo y Boris. Dos almas tan diferentes pero unidas a su vez por una fuerza extraña, exótica y sagaz. La vida de estos dos enigmáticos personajes es tan vívida, real y significativa que más de una vez me hizo sentir como si estuviera leyendo acerca de unos viejos amigos. Theo; con su radiante e incesable amor y apreciación por el arte, su vasto léxico y delicadez al hablar, una mezcla entre introvertido y extrovertido sumamente envolvente. Por no hablar de Boris; la dura vida que ha llevado y el carácter que ha tenido que forjar gracias a los azares de la vida.

El Jilguero es una historia de perdida, esperanza, sin duda una gran referencia a lo corta que es la vida y el cuanto tenemos que aprovecharla en su máximo esplendor. A aprovechar y amar las pequeñas cosas ya que en ellas se encuentran los secretos de la belleza humana, nuestra capacidad por asombrarnos de lo anodino.

Podría explayarme escribiendo más y más acerca de esta obra maestra, pero sin duda me empotro a la ideología que cada quien tiene que descubrir la belleza que se encuentra dentro de dicha lectura. Espero que si alguna vez leen este libro, se queden tan fascinados, enamorados y absortos como lo hizo conmigo. Ovacionando a la increíble Donna Tartt, sin importar cuanto más tarde en escribir otro libro, espero con ansias sumergirme en otra de sus bellas historias pronto.


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