the old-fashioned, upstate new hampshire vermont liberal arts college setting, its cast of characters, their elite backgrounds & sartorial choices, are nothing but purest dark academia porn. a thrilling treat on so many levels. every page has got beautifully worked sentences and descriptions. every precious detail feels like a clue. the plot and narrative voice full of twists, turns, nostalgia, pain… my new favorite book. can’t believe it took me this long to read this, i fucking love donna tartt, she is a master. xxx bookworm