This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite sections of The Goldfinch. I’m planning to write a little more about it in my next book round-up, but I have to just say…wow. The Goldfinch was absolutely, utterly, amazing, entrancing, and affecting. The writing was beautiful, the characters three-dimensional, unique, and unforgettable, the story devastating and brilliant…it certainly has spoiled me because I feel like no book that I read subsequently will live up to it! In short: read it.