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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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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.

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User Review  - Jack Nichols - Goodreads

So I really only write reviews on the books I liked, so I don't know why I'm writing this. Mick Kelly: How am I to view you? You've evolved since I first endeavored to read about you. Should I view ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenie - Goodreads

I really do not like American fiction from the first 40-50 years of the 20th century, Depression-era fiction. It's just unrelentingly depressing and bleak. I am also unimpressed with McCullers, though ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laurence Maxwell-stuart - Goodreads

A masterpiece. The four-fold narrative intricately linked with the enigmatic figure of Mr Singer both captivates and inspires. This is not a book to be read at leisure, but one to forget the hours of a day in rapture. Read full review

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User Review  - Celena - Goodreads

My favourite part of this examination of people in an american town, was that John Singer, a deaf mute, could endear so many people to him because he simply let others be themselves. I do think I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brittany Bond - Goodreads

required high school English reading with Miss Weinberg. Then we watched the movie. Loved this book so much! Read full review

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User Review  - Duncan McCurdie - Goodreads

A powerful character based books dealing with race, disability, humanity and selfishness in Southern US in the late 30s. A well written and powerful book. Read full review

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User Review  - S. Mendel - Goodreads

A southern Gothis... that just didn't seem to go very far. Lots of unanswered questions. Like why this is considered a classic. And who was Mr. Singer anyways? Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew D'alonzo - Goodreads

I was supposed to read this for my Southern Gothic term paper, but it didn't end up fitting into the paper, so I read it on my own. I loved it, and it was probably my favorite novel that I read during ... Read full review

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