Caleb J. Ross' booklikes

The official booklikes blog of author Caleb J. Ross.

Just finished: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History -

I wanted to like this novel more. After loving The Goldfinch, I decided to give The Secret History another try (after failing a few years ago). Overall, the book felt too much like a 20-something soap opera told amid the context of Greek-obsessed college students. Actually, that's probably exactly the point of the book, but it turns out such a subject just isn't compelling to me.


I read the entire book not because it was engrossing or even entertaining, but for the simple, yet vivid, language. It just goes to show how much mileage language can provide.