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Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
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Feb 22, 2009

it was amazing

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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