The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Published December 11, 2004
- Author Donna Tartt
A group of Latin and Ancient History students are misfits in their college and have a very close bond with each other. However, the bond is tested and ultimately broken as they face newcomers, love, hate and death.
Henry - completely fascinating, a genius. Bunny - you just love to hate him, loud, obnoxious. Charles and Camilla - twins, a little too close for comfort? Francis - kind of a bit part really, I don’t think he’s essential to the story. Richard Papen - your narrator.
It really draws you in to the moment. It feels as though you are taking part in the situations or have become a fly on the wall. It is beautifully constructed, each word necessary to make it a wonderful story.