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This book is one of the finest works of literature in the American canon.
Each chapter is written as a stream of consciousness of one of 4 main characters who each move the story forward a (very tiny) bit.
McCullers uses her characters to magnify elements in life I think we all can relate to in one way or another.
This book was just not for me, I suppose. I can't really point to any particular 'flaw' other than to say that I never felt invested in the story. Read morePublished 29 minutes ago by Fred M. Jeffers
Was looking for great non-fiction reads when this book was recommended to me. I can't put it down. I'm sad I'm almost done with it!Published 5 days ago by sga
This book has a beautiful mix of characters. It is Southern writing at its best. The language and setting is very realistic. It's an eccentric tale, as the South is very colorful. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Shannon
One of the things that struck me about this novel was the depth of perspective and projection that Carson writes with. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Tony Caprice
She was an alcoholic and had mental disease, and yet at 21 she wrote this book. There are rough spots (her use of black dialogue) but in general it was worth the read.Published 25 days ago by tripletsgran
This novel published in 1940, gives a clear-eyed picture of life in the rural south during the Great Depression. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carol Ryan
A new author for me .... wonderful writing ..... excellent ... and I have read her other novels too as a consequence of reading this and she was r rated by Ernest Hemingway as one... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Morais
I have put off reading this book most of my life -- simply because the list I WANT to read is huge and I just kept putting this one off. What a mistake. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gruvdog
I am a reader of and student of the classics and found this shallow, depressing sham of a novel to be a poor excuse for giving a pseudo political treatise. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Darlene Riley