First, I am only commenting on the first story, the title story of this story collection. I may or may not comment on any others. I may or may not have even read any of the other stories. The title story was only 23 pages.
Second, I will share little tidbits of random thoughts. or THOUGHT.
Third, this might be very short.
Fourth? go forth? hmmmm.
I read this now because I am not sure I have ever read anything by Ms. O’Connor. It’s likely I read this in High School but I’m not sure. I was inspired to read this by the Southern Lit Challenge.
All this story does is remind me that EVERY TIME PERIOD IN HISTORY had bad people. That EVERY TIME PERIOD IN HISTORY had people pining for the ‘GOOD ol’ DAYS’ when we could trust people and crime was unheard of. That there never was and never will be any GOOD ol’ DAYS and whenever people start yapping that CRIME IS RAMPANT! blahblahblah, well.
CRIME was RAMPANT yesterday and ten years ago and fifty years ago and can we please stop watching sensational TV already?
It reminded me that In Cold Blood by Truman Capote had me thinking these same thoughts. Which NOW reminds me that if you want to read an amazing review of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote just click over to LitLove’s recent review on Tales from the Reading Room.
That’s all I got. Have a great day.