That’s my first comment on this 784 page 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
The Goldfinch is narrated by Theo Decker who tells the story of an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC that kills his mother and changes his life forever at the age of 13. He ends up in possession of a Dutch masterwork, The Goldfinch, which consumes his life thereafter. There’s obsession, delinquency, crime, suspense, madness, alcoholism, oh my. It’s all very complex. You get exposed to the world of antique-marketing, black-marketing, drugs and alcoholism. It just keeps going on.
All I can say in summary though is that it’s a good book that captures your interest from the start and keeps you engaged throughout with many twists in the plot. It could make a blockbuster movie actually.
I have nothing really else to offer. It’s a Pulitzer Prize winning novel of which many people have opined their thoughts ad nauseum.
Go read it!