Current book: A Good Man is Hard to Find
Pages read: None
I haven't started this one yet, but I'm going to preface it by saying I have absolutely no idea what to think about Flannery O'Connor in advance. It's kind of nice, actually. I feel like I almost always have strong prejudices about authors, either because I've read them before (which, honestly, means that it's less prejudice than it is experience, in those cases), or because I've heard them either complimented or criticized. It's hard not to have prejudice about Ulysses, for example. I couldn't say for sure, but I think I know several fellow English majors who've been reduced to tears by that book. Personally, I'll admit to having lobbed Conrad across the room upon finishing Heart of Darkness. I probably shouldn't have read it all in one sitting, but there you go.
Anyway, I think I read some Flannery O'Connor short story when I was preparing for the English GRE subject test, but since I read 12,000 pages in preparation for that test, I don't remember a whole lot of it. I have friends who hate O'Connor and friends who love her, so the opinions I've heard balance each other out. I have no idea what the book I'm going to read is about, other than what the title implies. I'm a blank slate, here. A blank slate with sarcastic parentheticals. It's the best kind.
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