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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2004

    a good man really is hard to find

    I had to read this story for class ,I didn't expect to enjoy it it started off kind off slow , as the story went on i got this kind of anticipation for the end ,even though I didn't expect the ending wich was great . The story was very detailed and a lot of foreshdowing all through the story that I didn't realize till i read it for the second time .

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Great short stories

    O'Connor is a masterful shortstory writer. The title story and "A Late Encounter with the Enemy" are the best of the group.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    great has sveral meanings

    I love this book great, I want to read more of her books

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Dark Stories, Too Depressing for Me (and I like dark!)

    I read a sample of this book (the title story) on my Nook before purchasing and it was very well written so I thought I would give it a try. I heard about this author on the New Yorker Fiction podcast and they compared her writing to Shirley Jackson's. If you have read Shirley Jackson, then you know exactly what to expect from this book. O'Connor is shockingly brutal in her stories. The moral implications are very plain to see, but sometimes hard to decipher without consulting some sort of critical analysis of the story. I was impressed by the skill of this author, but the stories were so brutal and depressing (without humor, I might add) that I didn't see the fun in reading any of these stories. It wasn't enjoyable for me, but maybe for you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2008

    Favorite

    A Good Man is Hard to Find is my favorite short story. I cannot wait to read O'Connor's other works.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Yeah

    Good read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    I read the sample of the book "A good man is hard to find &

    I read the sample of the book "A good man is hard to find " and really liked it a lot, so I bought it. After reading all the
    story I was disappointed in the turn of events. It was very depressing. At first when I read the sample, I was so pleased, and thought it was such a good realistic story of a family. Then reading the other stories in the book, I was even more disappointed, they were really sort of stupid. Now I wish I had not spent my money on the book and wish I had my money back. Really !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2004

    Unimpressed.

    Seems to stray away from the storyline. Represents humanity in a very shallow and unrealistic manner. I have read most all of her stories and I notice a pattern.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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