Jun 26, 12
Read from June 19 to 25, 2012
I read this book for the first meeting of a local book club that I recently joined. I found the book to be somewhat confusing but I liked the style. In fact, I would say that I liked the book, but didn't love it. The pacing and dialogue reminded me a lot of Cormac McCarthy's writing, but it was really hard to follow the story. I would read through several paragraphs before I realized that I didn't know what O'Connor was describing. Most of the other people in book club felt the same way. The story suffers from the fact that it was originally four separate short stories that were stitched together - unsuccessfully.
However, with all this said, I am very interested in reading the rest of O'Connor's work. I really appreciated her style, and the topics she wrote about in "Wise Blood" - religion, love, small towns, dark humor, the South, etc. I'd like to read some of her short story collections in the future.