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Wilentz has created a balance analysis of the Reagan Administration and the people who served during his time in office. What I learned from this book centered on Reagan's hardline conservatism to the reality of his desires to work behind the scenes to accomplish what he truly hoped to achieve. The chapters on his philosophy, his great commitment to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons, and his involvement in the Iran Contra scandal were eye-opening for me.
This book is a whole lot of fun. It's part thriller -- in fact, suspenseful as all get out -- and part satire on certain flamboyant types that crop up at liberal arts colleges, mostly the insular, elitist, perfectly costumed Intellectuals (and their faculty equivalent), but also the hipster party kids, the drug crowd and the moneyed airheads. Occasionally Secret History veers into caricature and grotesque, but it's mostly quite perceptive, especially on how unformed they people who inhabit these types are, on their conflation of inner life with outward performance, and on how much conformity, hero worship and competitive anxiety drive their behavior. The novel leans pretty heavily on its influences -- Tartt explicitly refers to Gatsby and Crime and Punishment, and I think she has to have been working off of the movies Metropolitan and Rope at least a little. Also one reviewer called Secret History a pulped up rewrite of Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (which I now really want to read). Tartt spends a certain amount of time talking about the classical texts these kids study, but uses them mostly just to show what a lot of bullshit people spout, and to push the plot forward. Still, it's a gripping plot, and the writing is delightfully agile and precise. I think you should read this novel.
I unabashedly loved this book, a good old-fashioned detective story with an irrepressibly witty, but flawed, protagonist.
Преекспониран жанр (murder mystery), преекспонирана тема (духовното падение на юпитата), и едноизмерни персонажи. Чете се, все пак.