Review: Trust by Hernan Diaz

Taken from my review on Goodreads

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I was anxious to read this book because of the excellent reviews and buzz surrounding it. I was not aware of the structure of the book where it was basically four novellas that presented different viewpoints and perspectives from different writers. I enjoyed the first novella and was somewhat disappointed and shocked that the story was about to change. Nonetheless I continued to read but found that my interest had lessened.

I am glad that I finished the book as I was able to find out the “secret” of how Benjamin became rich. And it struck me that this secret was somewhat plausible.

The book did provide one of the most interesting and provocative aphorisms that I have read.

“God is the most uninteresting answer to the most interesting questions.”

I did not find that the lifestyles of the characters were particularly interesting – – in fact they were a bit boring. Nonetheless, the book did provide some surprises and the ending justified my efforts in finishing it. I’m not sure how attractive this book would be for readers who have no interest in finance or in the period around the great depression.

A modest start to my new year of reading…



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