"There is very little contemporary fiction which touches the level of Flannery O'Connor at her best." --Alan Pryce-Jones, New York Herald Tribune
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One of the most engaging books I have read in a long time. Great southern classic by a great southern writer with haunting, well-developed characters and a shocking ending.Published 3 months ago by Simone Brett
Flannery has come back with a vengeance for her 2nd and last novel! The story surrounds Tarwater, a boy who has been raised by his Religion-crazed great-uncle, and who is trying to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by K.N.R.
The reviews are in a tangle. Some are written about Wise Blood and others about The Violent Beart It Away.
A good many of the reviews could be about either novella.
If you were raised in the rural South or spent the summertime there with someone in your WASP family, you may still suffer the occasional nightmare, as I do, from the trauma left... Read morePublished 13 months ago by W Perry Hall
Dark, Funny. Southern. Either you love Flannery O'Conner and her vision or you're put off.Published 14 months ago by Steve DiBartolomeo
O'Connor's characters light up pages like Tarwater setting fires. They are odd, deeply marred, misguided and yet guided by some lode star that beckons them through the helter... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michael Bledsoe