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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

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    flings myself onto a chaise lounge and wails dramatically The fact that I’m not a part of an elitist circle of young scholars who quote Classics over dirty Martinis and toast to living forever and who might also be compelled to commit murder because they got too consumed by their Greek homework is the real tragedy here What’s this book about? Murder always makes an auspicious beginning for any good storyBunny is dead and his friends’ mercenary relief at having him gone didn’t take long before it turned sour In The Secret History the venom of remembrance falls to Richard Papen and the bulk of the book concerns itself with the months leading up to that point “This is the story I will ever be able to tell” says Richard and with that the still depths of memory come shivering back to lifeIn the days after Richard Papen sets foot at Hampden College he is aimless as unsteady as a poorly made bow suffering a deep pang of loneliness and dejection But then all of a sudden at the center of it all in a pocket of stillness within the simmering nest of his life was them A clique of rich and sophisticated classic majors who drift about with their heads full of myths always at least half lost in some ancient story and who worship at the shrine of their highly eccentric professor Julian Morrow The closeness between them was palpable and something about that struck Richard with a deep allure They weren’t exactly unfriendly with the rest of the world they were just friendlier with each other and Richard spared no efforts in impressing on them that he could fit in as well To that end Richard changed everything even the fabric of himself—adorning embroidering essentially reinventing the less glamorous aspects of his life He was like a ghost interposing himself between lovers to feel what it was like to be alive and that so much death would dog his heels soon afterwards is a brutal ironyAs in any group there is tension of course but it never grew very heated between them Neither did it ever quite abate It was the tension of minds meeting of differing interests not the tension of a world about to become terribly complicated ending in tragedy six souls forfeit A world where murder and lies and treachery were nothing but a currency they used to pay for the rest of their lives Let God consume us devour us unstring our bones Then spit us out reborn