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Wise Blood - Flannery O'Connor
Wise Blood
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Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets,... show more
Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374530631 (0374530637)
ASIN: 374530637
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
3.5 Wise Blood
The main character, Hazel, is a highly unlikeable young man who suffers from a sort of religious mania, but he doesn't want there to be a Jesus, so, working against his own conscience and destroying himself in the process, he starts a church without a church and spends his incredibly miserable life ...
The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it
3.0 Wise Blood
3.5 star read
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.5 Brilliant and darkly comic
Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood is one of the most memorable first novels I’ve read. In fact, I rank it right up there with Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box. I’ve always been a fan of O’Connor’s stories, but after reading this book it makes me wished she’d written more novels. She has a knack for dark com...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
2.0 Wise Blood
bookshelves: winter-20132014, published-1952, tbr-busting-2013, doo-lally Read in January, 2014 Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor.Doo lallyn. americas> southern gothic> georgiareligion/aetheismpug uglyfilm onlypub 1952winter 2013All Hazel Motes needs is a Sharp Suit and hat to perform a modern ve...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
5.0
In my humble and arguably cynical opinion, The two best novels about the American religious experience are Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis and Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood. Lewis' book is a satiric look at the merging of fundamental Christianity and Capitalism. It's meaning is pretty straight forwa...
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