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Death Comes for the Archbishop
Willa Cather
Progress: 200/297 pages
A.S. Byatt
Progress: 17/555 pages
Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally
Alisa Smith, J.B. MacKinnon
Progress: 45 %
The Secret History - Donna Tartt Initially I wasn't fond of the pace...but I came to terms with the subtley of the story. Although described as a murder mystery, I would say that it is more of a dissection of obsessions, both physical and in the ideal. Set in Vermont at a liberal arts college, five students study the classics with their doting yet narcissistic professor. Their study leads to a frightening night and all of them deal with the reprocussions for several months by lying, deceiving and further developing their bizarre relationship and codependence on one another. A codependence that becomes increasingly necessary as they try to resume what they perceive to be a normal life. What is real and what is manipulation becomes harder to sort as you go on..This is a book that needs some thought and a reread in the future and will not wrap up the story in a neat package at the end.