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The Secret History af Donna Tartt
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The Secret History (original 1992; udgave 1992)

af Donna Tartt (Forfatter)

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20,698552217 (4.06)1 / 740
Psykologisk thriller om seks græskstuderende, der bindes sammen af gammelgræsk, en karismatisk lærer og til slut et mord. Det endelige opgør kommer senere.
Medlem:AlphonseCapone
Titel:The Secret History
Forfattere:Donna Tartt (Forfatter)
Info:Alfred A Knopf (1992), 576 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nøgleord:Ingen

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 Name that Book: Thriller - group of friends killed their friend4 ulæste / 4clara-becks, oktober 2020

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Sometimes I hear books referred to as “popcorn”, maybe something easy to read or light. This was a full on three course meal. It was so dense, but the writing was so good. ( )
  yeffin | Jul 13, 2024 |
A compelling story told in beautiful prose, with a somewhat underwhelming conclusion. I loved the complex characters, though felt most disconnected from the main character. ( )
  LaPhenix | Jul 8, 2024 |
The Secret History is a murder non-mystery; in the novel's opening paragraph its first-person narrator, Richard Papen, confesses his role in the murder of another student of Hampden, a small liberal arts college in Vermont. The only facts left to discover after his admission are what led to the murder and what happened in its wake that leaves Richard—as he puts it—with no other stories to tell.

At Hampden, Richard is befriended by the only other students studying classics with Julian Morrow, a reclusive professor of some renown in the literary world. Henry Winter is the group's ringleader; it is his "modest plan" that results in the murder of the troublesome Edmund "Bunny" Corcoran by Henry and his three cohorts, the maternal twins Charles and Camilla Macaulay and the affable Francis Abernathy.

The novel is broken into two parts: the fatal consequences of Bunny's accidental discovery of a crime all his friends except Richard participated in, and the aftermath of Bunny's murder as the five remaining friends pretend it has no impact on their psyches. Impaired by drugs, alcohol, lust and incest, the group eventually collapses under the weight of its paranoia-induced mistrust of each other.

Some aspects of the story are hard to believe. The depth of Richard's knowledge of the habits and mannerisms of his friends is more in line with a lifelong acquaintance than an association of little more than a semester. The continual drunkenness exhibited by the group is shocking; its lack of impact on their studies is equally unconvincing. And Bunny's family is particularly cartoonish.

Despite these flaws, The Secret History is an engaging story of the detrimental effects of manipulation and deception among well-educated young people isolated in a remote college town with too much free time and money. ( )
  skavlanj | Jun 25, 2024 |
“They understood not only evil, it seemed, but the extravagance of tricks with which evil presents itself as good. I felt they cut right to the heart of the matter, to the essential rottenness of the world” (547).

I love a good dark academia book, and this backlist book about a group of cultish scholars who spend their days studying esoteric literature and their nights trying to recreate bacchanal rituals—which as you can imagine, doesn’t end well—enraptured me from the beginning. This dark, twisty story is told entirely through Richard’s point of view, an older Richard reflecting on a fateful year at Hampden College in remote Vermont. Richard, an only child of working-class parents, never felt like he fit in in his California childhood, and after spending two years in a college close to home where he stumbled upon Ancient Greek studies, he transfers to Hampden in hopes to escape the misery of his home life by studying ancient literature in a bucolic setting. This decision of chance sets in motion Richard’s involvement in a murder that first year at Hampden, and it’s his telling of those events unfolding that is utterly hypnotic.

This is a story to get lost in.

Atmospheric: Like any good dark academia, this mostly takes place in small, elite liberal arts college. This one is tucked away in a remote part of Vermont and includes shrouded woods, isolating winters, gothic estates, and austere academic corners.

Anachronistic Characters: While I was aware that this small group of students is in a mostly modern time period, the book—maybe because of the insular nature of the students—seems to take place outside of time, this niche academic group who studies a dead language.

Psychologically Thrilling: Each of the characters—Richard, Charles and Camilla, Francis, Bunny, and, most especially, Henry—is someone to examine from psychological lens with their dark eccentricities and questionable morals.

Atmospheric, anachronistic characters, and psychologically thrilling, this is a perfect Fall read. ( )
  lizallenknapp | Apr 20, 2024 |
Donna Tartt really knows how to evoke a mood and create a story that sticks with you. While the central characters of The Secret History aren't exactly what you'd call likable, they all feel so very real that I suspect I'll be thinking about them for quite sometime and that's a mark of good writing. Some reviews seemed to indicate that the book ran long, but this isn't so much a book about plot, although that is an important part of it. What it is is a book about mood and character and it helps to have the space to sit with those things in order to reach the pay offs. ( )
  rknickme | Mar 31, 2024 |
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As a ferociously well-paced entertainment, ... "The Secret History" succeeds magnificently. Forceful, cerebral and impeccably controlled, "The Secret History" achieves just what Ms. Tartt seems to have set out to do: it marches with cool, classical inevitability toward its terrible conclusion.
 

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