Thursday, May 19, 2011

10 Novels That Will Disturb Even the Coldest of Hearts

10 Novels That Will Disturb Even the Coldest of Hearts

Hat tip to George Kelley.

7 comments:

  1. I'd be more impressed with novels that warmed the coldest of hearts. O'Connor and Ellison are dealing, each in her/his own way, with grace and salvation.

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  2. I'm genuinely weary of people pretending BE Ellis ever had anything to say other than My buddies are shallow, no? Yes, and that's why they're your buddies, you clumsy bore.

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  3. A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND is not a novel; it's hardly even long enough to be considered a novella.

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  4. This is not to detract from it's brilliance. But it is NOT a novel and (as Bud notes above) it is about an instant of recognition of shared humanity.

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  5. It's barely long enough to be a short story. But great, anyway.

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  6. I would have put "Lord Of The Flies" on the list. That's one that scarred me for life - but then read it years before I was ready for it....

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  7. AMERICAN PSYCHO was the most spot-on portrait of a sociopath I have ever read. Plus, it was a brilliant homage to PSYCHO (the Hitchcock movie, rather than the novel).

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