For Book Beginnings:
The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation.
- p. 3
For Friday 56:
I met her my first year of college, and was initially attracted to her because she seemed an intelligent, brooding malcontent like myself; but after about a month, during which she'd firmly glued herself to me, I began to realize, with some little horror, that she was nothing more than a low-brow, pop-psychology version of Sylvia Plath.
- p. 56
About The Secret History by Donna Tartt: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last - inexorably - into evil.