john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,

Into the Secret History

I've started (about 50 pages or so) into Donna Tartt's novel, The Secret History. I was persuaded to give it a look by Shannon Ringvelski's eloquent lecture on contemporary fiction this summer at the Objectivist Center. I'm liking it so far. It's giving me a very ominous feeling. It somehow reminds me of Dostoyevsky, although the prose is quite different.

Not the rhyme of the day:

I don't have an addiction
To contemporary fiction.
But I quite enjoy start
Of this "Secret" book by Tartt.

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