A Good Man Is Hard to Find

15Jan10

Rick Rofihe sent me a link to the trailer of Wise Blood a few weeks back, and it made me want to read some Flannery O’Connor. I wound up stumbling on the story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” Man, it creeped me the hell out. Mainly because of the grandmother character and the way she speaks to the cold-blooded serial killer. Something about that whole exchange makes the story that much creepier. It’s just a masterful piece of writing. I’ve seen O’Connor’s stuff called Southern Gothic, and this would probably fall into that realm. Check it out if you get a chance.

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