The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers

I thought it was just last spring when I started reading this book and didn’t get past the first section before it was due back at the library, but now I can see it was actually more like a year and a half ago — where does the time go? I’m glad I revisited this, as this is certainly sure to keep a place as one of my favorite novels.

I love how McCullers creates focus; as the story shifts between characters, I would feel strongly that each person was the center of the story. The true center is one person who connects to all the others (and none of them connect to anyone else as much as him); there’s a great thought he has about how each of them has made him into what they want him to be, without really knowing him.

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