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Donna Tart-Secret History

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Donna Tart-Secret History Reply with quote

Has anybody read the above-someone told me its very good.
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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't like it. For me, the fact that a woman was writing from a male view didn't ring true. It seemed like a woman's ideal of a man, rather than a real person.

So, despite all the favourable reviews, it just didn't work for me.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved The Secret History...it has a favourite poem of mine quoted in it..

WITH rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad.

By brooks too broad for leaping 5
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade.

A.E Housman

I read her second book....The Little Friend ..... last year and still get angry that i wasted my time with it
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