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August 14, 2006

Secret History

The Booker longlist! (And I have read none of it). I am rereading The Secret History by Donna Tartt at the moment, and loving it. I read it last in November of 2002, right before I met Stuart and while my home was a bunk bed in a youth hostel. I’ve blocked most of that period out. It’s a great book, and I am speeding through it. It’s more about story telling than the story itself- a little bit Heart of Darkness/American Psycho. Definitely worth a reread and the shortest 600 some page book ever.

Oh, and as of tomorrow, the entire Clare-Lawler household will be gainfully employed. That’s right, double income no kids! Conspicuous consumption, here we come. Well, at least until I go back to school. Wonderful news though. It has been a long long road.

2 thoughts on “Secret History”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I still can’t thank you enough for recommending Donna Tartt. I read the Secret History during the spring I worked in Cambridge and ran home every afternoon to dive back in. I didn’t want to see Josh or meet friends, or explore the increasingly beautiful town. All I wanted was more of that book. Thank you.

  2. Kerry says:

    I find it how interesting how books can be such solid landmarks when we look at our pasts. And I really enjoyed The Secret History this time around. I miss you!

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