Book :: Wise Blood

Wise Blood
By: Flannery O'Connor
Pages: 236
Published: 1952
Genre(s): Southern
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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, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century...

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intense...I found myself holding my breath....

Nov 6th, 2017

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This is a very strange book, with very strange characters. Not a bad read, but not one I'd rush to read again.

Jun 27th, 2015

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Jan 13th, 2015

Wise Blood appears on these lists...

56th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review

62nd on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian