|The Goldfinch, by Carel Fabritius, 1654|
"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it". And like always, the good old Universe worked for my intense desire to read a good book: I got a Nook reader from my Santa, the kids are away in vacation and ACupofJoe recommended "The Goldfinch"
The Guardian says it has a little bit of "Great Expectations" (the book behind my favourite movie) and of "Crime and Punishment" (a read I really enjoyed as a teenager). I say the pictures this book paints in my mind are so vivid and captivating that I feel beamed across the ocean all the way to USA.
The Guardian book review is very compelling: " If anyone has lost their love of storytelling, The Goldfinch should most certainly return it to them" and Joanna describes the book as "beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph" So, my blog friends, if you love reading, this book will surely be a great joy.
Enjoy and let me know if you liked it!
Aura - Appreciative Joy Curator
P.S. "The Goldfinch" influenced when he was creating a much more famous Dutch painting, "The Girl With a Pearl Earring,"