Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The secret history

My new years resolution is to read more.....I'm a terribly slow reader. So my first book of this year is The Secret History, the 1992 debut novel by Mississippi-born writer Donna Tartt.

The Secret History is set at a fictional college and concerns a close-knit group of six students and their professor of classics. The students embark upon a secretive plan to stage a bacchanal. The narrator reflects on a variety of circumstances that lead ultimately to murder within the group. I am already half way through this book which is crazy for me...its a good one! The Guardian says it was' gripping and clever and fantastically erudite and people became a little obsessed'.