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2. The Secret History - Donna Tarrt

posted 7 Dec 2012, 07:55 by Oxford Reading Group   [ updated 12 Dec 2012, 12:19 ]
September 2002
Suggested By: Phil
Rating: 8.0 out of 10

Summary: Donna Tartt’s cult novel featuring a murderous group of Ancient Greek students seemed to divide the group down the middle. We either loved it to bits or couldn’t quite see what distinguished it from a standard thriller. The discussion brought up the interesting question of whether it's necessary to feel any sympathy with any of the characters of a book, in order to really engage with it.