A great brick of a book, so make time to read! I really enjoyed this story, it is well written and comes from a seasoned author.
This is the story of Theo Decker, who tells us his story looking back on his life. The story starts with scenes of Theo and his mother visiting a museum where an explosion rips through the gallery they are in. His mum is killed but he escapes through the rubble, clutching the picture of The Goldfinch which he rescues more out of impulse than anything else.
He has an unusual life and journeys through the USA living with his father and various people, always overshadowed by the painting and what happened in the gallery.
Well worth making the effort to read even though it is a hefty volume.