I finished reading Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch several weeks ago, but didn’t want to write to you about it right away. I wanted to step away from it for a while, and decide how to proceed next. At 771 pages, and having won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction, The Goldfinch will likely stand as Tartt’s magnum opus, and be the subject of dozens and dozens of incisive, insightful reviews. I don’t know the latter fact for sure, because I’ve avoided reading a single one. I’ve seen the name Dickens attached to the novel, and I’m not surprised, but I … Continue reading THE GOLDFINCH