Wise Blood

Wise Blood

Book - 2007
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The passengers on the train to Taulkinham show mixed reactions when Haze questions their belief in Jesus.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: Pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780374530631
0374530637
Branch Call Number: OCONNOR F
OConnor, F
Characteristics: 236 pages ; 21 cm

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horthhill
Sep 13, 2016

"Wise Blood" by Flannery O'Connor is great. Surreal. Funny. Strange. I still don't know what to make of Enoch Emery...18 years-old and with wise blood. Or the desiccated dwarf new Jesus. And Hazel Motes the anti-preacher and ascetic ...and murderer...and self-mutilator...

One aside. I was inadvertently amused by a slip of O'Connor's Chapter two. When Haze has arrived at the Taulkinham train station ..."he pushed open a door at one end of the station where a plain black and white sign said, MEN'S TOILET. WHITE. He went into a narrow room lined one one side with washbasins and on the other with a row of wooden stalls." Now, that is not a men's room that Haze has entered. O'Connor has not described the furnishings of a men's room of the time. That is a women's restroom. There is always a bit of a danger in making a lead character of the opposite sex. Little details that escape an author not of that gender. And this was one of them. Certainly amused me. But hardly a flaw to the story.

beebee40 Aug 07, 2014

Gothic, foreboding...creepy.

Could not finish this book

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artsyred
Jul 28, 2010

loved this book 0 mind you - i love anything that picks apart religioun

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