Dark, broken, depressing… and finding meaning of art and magic in this hopelessness, and perhaps love.
Part I and V are my favorite.
The Goldfinch is an emotional journey for the reader. Tartt sneaks in this vested interest in the characters and ties them to us as readers. The novel culminates in one of the most furiously read and emotionally charged endings that I've come across. At times I wanted to throw it across the room, and others I refused to put it down. A fantastic read, and something different than my norm.