by Donna Tartt, paperback, £9.99,
for adults
(reviewed by Octavia)

A must read’ I had been told and I’m inclined to agree. Brilliantly entertaining, dramatic, yet well-paced, this book is dark and irksome. Here we meet an extremely eccentric group of classics students who live on the cusp of a frightening reality, obsessed by history yet living in the present day in a decadent and extreme fashion quite unlike their student peers. Led by a Classics lecturer, who they are somewhat fixated with and who is probably not the most promising role model, this book takes you far from the student campus life, on a thrilling, yet disturbing journey into their misfit minds. Am incredibly well-crafted thriller. A modern classic in fact!