We kick off the first of the MBRB book clubs with one of last year’s most talked about books- The Goldfinch
You know how you keep planning to read a book, and then life (and television) gets in the way? Sometimes you even buy the book, read the first 2 pages, and then give up as the next big deadline looms big.
How about we motivate each other to Keep Calm & Finish A Book? Over the next three weeks, join us as we read Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch together. Keep coming back to the comments thread to share whether you’ve bought the book (and where) and your initial impressions. If you give up midway, tell us why, and if you get to the end, tell us what kept you reading.
Remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for an occasional quote or impression from the book as we plough through its pages as a team. And come back every Tuesday for the next three weeks as we talk about specific aspects of the book – some of the ideas discussed, our favourite characters, and who we imagine playing the lead characters in the eventual Hollywood version!
Since we’re so nice, we’ll even save you the trouble of figuring out where you can purchase the book – you can buy it on Kindle, on Amazon and on Flipkart. Of course, nothing beats the feeling of visiting a bookstore – so feel free to use this as an excuse to finally visit the neighbourhood bookshop or libray. And don’t forget that this qualifies for the ##readwomen2014 challenge too.
If you have suggestions for our next Book Club selection, add those to the comments below as well. Until then, keep reading!
Theo Decker, a 13-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 longing for his mother, he clings to the 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 is a mesmerizing, tell-all-your-friends triumph, hailed by Stephen King as “a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.
Goldfinch cover image courtesy: www.chefdruck.com
Quote courtesy: Pinterest