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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Wow – this woman could really write.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter taught me that…

…the human condition has not really changed. Some of us still struggle against the system of corporate America and injustice cloaked in “that’s the way of life.” 254 palabras más

Books

Eight Books Worth Reading in 2017

As the first week of the new year comes to a close, I’m still closing the door on 2016. I did a lot of reading last year, getting caught up on books that were lying on my book shelf for months, and in some cases, years. 871 palabras más

Books

John Singer

If I were John Singer, I’d be going “what the hell these people are all crazy” every damn day. Singer, who is just as lonely as his disciples but cannot communicate it, is one of the most heartbreaking characters in fiction. 116 palabras más

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Past Imperfect - #441

Marlon, center left: “Honey, these gentlemen would like to speak to you about our houseboy who went missing last night.”

Elizabeth, center right: “Why on… 209 palabras más

Humor

Past Imperfect - #416

Marlon, inner voice: “Why do I insist on bringing my wife to these staff meetings?”

Elizabeth, outer voice: “Where the hell is my vodka gimlet? I ordered one an hour ago.” 337 palabras más

Humor

The Ballad of the Sad Café – Carson McCullers

I am ashamed to admit that I approached reading Carson McCullers’s 1951 novella The Ballad of the Sad Café with no small hint of scepticism. I have long struggled to enjoy books set in the American South; most simply because I cannot in any way relate to the settings or characters. 608 palabras más

Triple Choice Tuesday: 746 Books

Welcome to Triple Choice Tuesday. This is where I ask some of my favourite bloggers, writers and readers to share the names of three books that mean a lot to them. 1.324 palabras más

Triple Choice Tuesday