Review: The Secret History

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Richard Papen arrived at Hampden College in New England and was quickly seduced by an elite group of five students, all Greek scholars, all worldly, selfassured, and, at first glance, all highly unapproachable. As Richard is drawn into their inner circle, he learns a terrifying secret that binds them to one another...a secret about an incident in the woods in the dead of night where an ancient rite was brought to brutal life...and led to a gruesome death. And that was just the beginning.... Read full review

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User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

I found this book lurking unread among my boxed-up library during a recent move across State. I read page 1 rather than shelving it and was hooked. Erudite, literary and intriguing. But it’s a big ... Read full review

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I keep thinking oh my goodness! These people are really doing this, but I could not put the book down.

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Halfway through reading this book, I knew I'd feel a loss when it was done. I read this years ago and to this day, I get a pang of yearning whenever I see the title.

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I thought it was a bit tedious reading and the characters were unpleasant. I got tired of the drinking and drug use although it was a bit compelling about the murder of their friend Bunny....Kindle 5/27/2014

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