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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  - Sara G - Goodreads

I picked this book up along with scads of others at a disorganized warehouse's going out of business sale where the books were being sold for pennies a pound. A lot of the books I ended up with were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah Alm - Goodreads

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is definitely reminiscent of Steinbeck and H. Lee in overall tone and subject matter, but McCullers's voice is unique. I am always so impressed when a male or female ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicky Tate - Goodreads

A slow sensual read which follows a short period of time; perhaps two or three months in the lives of several lonely misfit characters in the Deep South, in a period before the Second World War. We ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hunter S - Goodreads

This is a very bleak novel, but one filled with engaging characters and compelling commentary on the human condition. I am reminded of several elements of two of my favorite books, "To Kill a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jess Antipolo - Goodreads

The story resonates beyond the loud outcry of the deaf-mute Mr.Singer's silent words. As I turn each page, the sound of the story is deafening-and pulled me into the grievances of poverty and societal injustices; and it gripped me into Mr. Singer's desolation of losing the only friend he has. Read full review

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User Review  - Lance Huffman - Goodreads

I loved the simple, beautiful movie, starring Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke. So I was incredibly disappointed when I strongly disliked most of the book. Well, written? Sure. But much too bleak and goes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tracy - Goodreads

Absolutely beautiful and tragic. This book will stick with me forever. Read full review

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User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

loved it!, the storytelling is so pure and you can't help but feel so much for Mr Singer,feels quite sad at times but never depressing, there is a deep reflection of times when things were a struggle ... Read full review

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