Think your life is just one tragedy after another? You need to meet Theo Decker.
Here I thought Billy Lynn was going to be about the saddest protagonist I came across this year—poor Theo lapped him before the end of the first chapter of "The Goldfinch," an astonishingly good book from Donna Tartt. On any number of "Best Books" lists for 2013, "The Goldfinch" makes my favorites, too.
The book's opening is a bit of a misdirect— you can read the whole review here.
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