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Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
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Feb 22, 09


Good and evil are absolute in O'Connor's world, never more so than in "Wise Blood". People are generally evil, stupid or both. They act irrationally--or it would seem from the outside--but it all makes sense in the fevered minds of Hazel Motes, Enoch Emery, Asa Hawks and Sabbath Lily. This is one of the darkest (and funniest) dark comedies immaginable, a guided tour of hell from the perspective of vengeful Old Testament prophet, a place where nothing is whole and everything and everyone is broken in fundamental ways.

Should be read by everyone who can read English.
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