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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  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is set in a small Southern town during the Great Depression era. It focuses on a series of characters who are all on the outskirts of society for one reason or another ... Read full review

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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

There are so many well written reviews already posted by others, so I will just provide my very brief thoughts here. McCullers debut novel - impressive, worldly writing for a young 23 year-old woman ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

This is definitely a very good book and I am sure the discussion at our book club this week will be stimulating. The high rating is well deserved, I just can't go any higher because it is not a happy ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

This is a poignant tale of abject loneliness. John Singer is a deaf mute living in a moderate-sized town in the South. He is "befriended" by four other citizens - Jake Blount (a drunkard and carny ... 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

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User Review  - jolerie - LibraryThing

The most fatal thing a man can do is try to stand alone. Page 302 Set against a small southern town in the United States during 1930s is the story of several people whose lives are commonly linked by ... Read full review

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User Review  - porch_reader - LibraryThing

Like many of the rest of you, I've been enjoying [[Carson McCullers]] this month! Thanks to the American Author Challenge, I read [The Heart is a Lonely Hunter]. Literature serves many purposes, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carmenere - LibraryThing

McCuller's proves to be a very observant author in her debut novel. Her fully drawn characters illustrate life in rural Atlanta in the 1940's. Much emphasis, IMO, is placed on What people know, what ... Read full review

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