Looking out of my window and seeing this beautiful little bird. Since it is our first year here in Catalunya we are to discover things as they come. Quickly wrote down the colors, googled a bit and found out that my little friend is called a goldfinch (in my language: Het Puttertje).
Coincidentally being the title of Donna Tartt’s third novel ‘The Goldfinch’ which coincidentally is all about a Dutch painting ‘Het Puttertje’ by Carel Fabritius and taking the story partly to my hometown Amsterdam. I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed reading the 771 pages but I am one of the few being disappointed maybe because i was so impressed by Donna Tartt’s first two novels, ‘The Secret History’ and ‘The Little Friend’.
Bildungsroman, Dickensian, literature, Pullitzer Price it may all well be but I am just a reader and I felt disappointed.