This massive 771 page book has certainly hit the ground running, with gushing reviews galore. "Dickensian" seems to be the general consensus, but before checking in with the reviewers, let's head to this brief chat about the novel with Tartt at the NYTimes. Since we're at the Times, here's Stephen King's take on The Goldfinch, from their pages. NPR. Geoff Nicholson in the LATimes. And, lest one get the wrong impression that there is utter unanimity, here's a dissenting view in the UK Guardian.