Thursday, August 13, 2009

If You Liked: To Kill a Mockingbird

mockingbird & lonely hunter

Then You'll Love
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers explores many of the same themes from Lee's famous novel. It follows the life of one lonely mute as he copes with the loss of a dear friend. In his friend's absense, Singer interacts with other people in the town, and we quickly learn that although his disability is pitable and his situation somewhat dire, he is actually the most stable of this dysfunctional bunch. A young girl full of spirit, an aging doctor, a repressed bar tender, and a passionate hobo--they make up an interesting mix of human isolation. If you loved To Kill a Mockingbird, give McCullers a whirl.

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