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Sep 13, 2016horthhill rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
"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.