Goodreads summary: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last – inexorably – into evil.
I’ve been dying to read this (excuse the pun…) and now I finally have and I wasn’t disappointed! I was hooked from start to finish. I love Donna Tartt’s writing. The book manages to depict about a very pretentious group in a very pretentious world but without being pretentious in itself. I think Donna Tartt is great at character building, you really get to know her characters and it fools you into thinking you know what they might do next or how they react, and then they do something completely unexpected though still maintaining that character, if that makes sense? Anyway, I adored this book and I fully get the hype.
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Read for the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt: a book with characters who are twins.