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Thrilling + intelligent! One of the best I've ever read!
am 2. Januar 2001
Donna Tartt's first (and only) novel is, in my humble opinion, one of the most exciting books of the 20th century! It's one of those rare books that is both, intelligent and thrilling! I had to read it in one go, getting hardly any sleep during those days, yet always hoping that it wouldn't be finished too soon! Set in an New England élite college, 'The Secret History' manages to introduce the reader to the world of ancient Greek mysticismon the basis of a modern-day murder mystery.Ms. Tartt's writing is so elegant and powerful, yet so thrilling it takes your breath away.I bought this book shortly after its initial release in 1992 almost by accident: I was waiting for a plane in Frankfurt airport and decided to buy a book in the airport bookstore. Somehow the cover of 'The Secret History' caught my interest. And what a surprise... Since then, I have read this book 3 times and it never failed to thrill and enthrall me, time and again.Highly recommended, a definite must-read !!Matthias Gumz - Berlin, Germany