On Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" – The Tale of a Modern "Idiot"

On Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" – The Tale of a Modern "Idiot"

I recently decided to augment my reading of the classics with some current fiction by reading a Pulitzer Prize winner at night before bed. I embarked on this venture with Donna Tartt’s 2014 winner, The Goldfinch.  The book’s reviews had me ready for a detective story extraordinaire, as did its illustrious awards and reviews. 

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Christian Books and Christian Reading: Part Two

Christian Books and Christian Reading: Part Two

Ernest Hemingway’s prize winning 1953 novella The Old Man and the Sea opens on Santiago, an ancient fisherman, who is mired in an epic streak of bad luck. He has not caught a fish in many days – so many, in fact, that he is near starvation and has been shunned as cursed by the other fisherman in the small village where he lives and works. 

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