The Goldfinch

The GoldfinchThe Goldfinch – winner of awards, a favorite of book groups. I had to finally read it. So a long time ago, many light years away….okay no, I started it awhile back though. I don’t remember how many months ago, but I feel like I’ve been reading it forever. Yes, I am starting this off telling you how long, and heavy, never ending it feels.

There is a lot of time spent in the desert outside Vegas. Dragging…on and on. I started to feel like he did in the book during that time, just going through the motions, not really living. And then all of the sudden, whoosh – stuff is happening like crazy and we’re not in Vegas anymore. All of the sudden I can’t put the book down. Things are happening! At last.

And then it’s like we return to Vegas, but we haven’t. Time jumps – and suddenly it is years later. People are coming back from the past at every turn, and I’m not entirely certain what is happening.

Soon I just can’t read anymore. I paused approximately halfway into it. Based on people I know who read it, very few finished it. It’ll come back around at some point for me – maybe. But for now, I need to read something else, something completely different.

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