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THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A strange and powerful book, standing quite apart from anything I can recall. The scene is a small Southern mill town; the central figure is a mute, a quiet, tolerant man to whom four people turn to express their individual hopes and beliefs. His very silence endows him in their eyes with a godlike quality; his human fallibilities are shut within his silence. There is a Negro doctor, struggling ... Read full review

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User Review  - starbox - LibraryThing

Utterly beautiful and heart-rending work, set in the Deep South, where segregation is still a way of life. The novel opens and closes with pharmacist JT Malone discovering he is terminally ill: "He ... Read full review

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This is by far one of the best books I've read in recent years. I was totally immersed in each character, feeling both empathy and surprise. The plot, setting and characters are so vivid that it was almost like watching from one of the front verandas.

Review: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter / The Member of the Wedding

User Review  - Saul Cabral - Goodreads

This story was cute. It had many characters living in different situations while being in love. Some of the characters have a happy ending, some are freed and others go on lonely. Read full review

Review: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Carson McCullers' unsentimental novel about social misfits in the Deep South was ground-breaking and controversial upon its publication in 1940. Yet, decades later, its political commentary ... Read full review

Review: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

User Review  - Melissa Chadburn - Goodreads

I learned something today. Southern Gothic. I read Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and am delighted by it. I'm even more delighted by the writer herself. Her extraordinary face. She ... Read full review

Review: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

User Review  - Angus - Goodreads

Disclaimer: This is not a review. This may have spoilers. Read at your own risk. Visit original post at Book Rhapsody. *** Intro I gravitate toward some book titles. Such titles are often the ones ... Read full review

Review: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

User Review  - Twiggy - Goodreads

Fireflies, front sitting porches, summer evenings, the Café “Community Center” – it's all part and parcel of the American South, on the eve of the Second World War, along with polio, typhoid, pellagra ... Read full review

Review: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

I've been meaning to read this book ever since I saw the movie, "A Love Song for Bobby Long" wherein it plays a critical role. I now have a better understanding of the loneliness of the characters and ... Read full review

Review: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

User Review  - Applegarth Books - Goodreads

Although this book would most likely never be classified as a typical mystery/suspense book, I think that it has both mysterious and suspenseful elements in it. Well, at least for me it did! While ... Read full review

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