Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) - Hernán Díaz

Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

By Hernán Díaz

  • Release Date: 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
Score: 4
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From 1,352 Ratings

Description

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE

“Buzzy and enthralling . . . A glorious novel about empires and erasures, husbands and wives, staggering fortunes and unspeakable misery . . . Fun as hell to read.” —Oprah Daily

"A genre-bending, time-skipping story about New York City’s elite in the roaring ’20s and Great Depression." —Vanity Fair

“A riveting story of class, capitalism, and greed.” —Esquire

"Exhilarating.” —New York Times


Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a legendary Wall Street tycoon; she is the daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together, they have risen to the very top of a world of seemingly endless wealth—all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.
    Hernan Diaz’s TRUST elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.
    At once an immersive story and a brilliant literary puzzle, TRUST engages the reader in a quest for the truth while confronting the deceptions that often live at the heart of personal relationships, the reality-warping force of capital, and the ease with which power can manipulate facts.

Reviews

  • Trust

    5
    By YayaNetski
    Trust was difficult for me to get into. I was confused by book within a book for a while. Once I got that cleared up -it went along quickly and held my interest. The characters came alive. I learned a lot about the life of the wealthy in the building of the US and it’s economy.
  • More interesting than expected

    5
    By Gjffhhfghgfh
    Firstly, note that there are many reviews calling out unfinished sections with authors notes. Hilariously these are part of the story, and over those readers heads. Anyway! The story starts slow, but is still wonderfully written, with a decent second half. Worth the read.
  • Trust

    5
    By CJonesy81
    NOTE : all the one star reviews are incorrect about the author’s edits in the online edition. The second section is written to be an ACTUAL unfinished memoir. The notes are SUPPOSED to be there. A financier’s life told in 4 parts: a semi-autobiographical novella, an incomplete memoir, a first person story line split in past and present action and journal entries. It’s effortlessly written. Keenly observed in the sparest of lines.
  • Do not buy this edition!

    1
    By Him999
    This edition is filled with sections of the author’s notes instead of the story itself. Very disappointing for a book of this caliber!
  • Slow Start, Fascinating End

    4
    By DeeDee Lit Lover
    Fascinating overall but it took quite a while to realize that. If you start, keep reading to the end.
  • Book Missing Text!

    1
    By LennyJB
    Do not buy this edition! Pages 95-99+ in my ebook copy has notes instead of pages from the novel/narrative. I purchased it from Apple and while they acknowledged the error, they would not correct the issue.
  • Extremely well written

    4
    By Amigo73
    Nothing less to be expected from a Pulitzer Prize work. The author certainly has an impressive vocabulary, again, as to be expected. The arc of the story was unexpected and in the end enjoyable. Plodding at times as characters explained their grandiosity, but such is men in real life too. A worthwhile read.
  • It did win the Pulitzer …

    5
    By DMHDEHJAH
    An adventurous novel, unlike any I’ve read before where three separate entities converge like, well, a novel. If you consider yourself a lover of the written word, a wordsmith yourself, or just looking to be challenged and rewarded, I would recommend this book.
  • Implacable writing

    5
    By Michaela Bodmer
    Incredible writing. First two chapters will no reveal where this could go and you need a bit of patience but in the end so rewarding. So smart. That was such a pleasure.
  • Tedious

    2
    By patches10011
    I was left underwhelmed.