The Secret History⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Donna Tartt


7/1/20231 min read

Book Blurb: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last—inexorably—into evil.

Review: This would be one of the best murder mysteries I have read. To be honest…normally I would have disliked it. I can’t stand horrible characters that I hate and can’t relate to, but it was so different with this book. Besides that, although I truly disliked those spoiled shits a part of me felt sympathetic towards them at moments. Reading this book is literally a roller coaster ride; one moment you feel for a character the other moment you will be disgusted. It isn’t a thin book either (600 pages) but because of the world-building and descriptive writing, you don't really notice it. The session was built up beautifully and after finishing the book I was thinking about it for days after. That is what makes a story great (in my opinion). This is a book you love or hate, I don’t think you can be a fence sitter.