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Book Review of The Secret History

The Secret History
The Secret History
Author: Donna Tartt
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1


I ordered this book because it had so many good reviews, but I am disappointed in it. This is probably a generational issue since I am 81 years old and had difficulty relating to the main characters. To my mind, the main characters had very little morality or a sense of right and wrong. In addition, they all had enough money to over indulge in practices which diminished them further( drugs and drunkenness).
To my mind they are living a totally useless life; studying useless courses in Ancient Greek and translating philosophy which does not necessarily apply to this age and time. The worst thing of all in this book is that they murder two innocent people and have no conscience about it, and when the book ends there has been no punishment for the mortal sin they have committed. Other readers have loved it. I didn't . Genny