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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  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

Desolate, depressing, unsettling. Captures the spirit, not necessarily the precise conditions, of the poverty, isolation, entrapment, and confounding fatalism of the rural South (and maybe the human ... Read full review

Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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Wonderful novel showing how repressive social circumstances (Southern States in the 30s) can mute and depress any freethinking, justice loving or creative individual. Read full review

Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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Wow!!! I loved this book. The character interactions and the assumptions they place on one another are powerful insights into how we all interact in this world . Thanks for the recommendation, Deb! Read full review

Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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Beautifully sad. Read full review

Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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This is an amazing book! Carson McCullers published this novel at age 23 in 1940, which when you read it is remarkable, not only for her age, but for the prescience she exhibits in understanding the ... Read full review

Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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Oh it was beautiful but I just finished it and now I'm drunk and wish I was dead #southerngothicforever Read full review

Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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PopSugar's 2015 Reading Challenge: a book written by someone under 30 Way to break my heart, Carson McCullers. You with your doleful face looking up at me from the cover of my book. I had the same ... Read full review

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This book is a classic from the 1930s, but not really my style. It's very much a study of characters, who are a lens through which to see inequality, poverty and other issues of the South at the time ... Read full review

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