Monday, August 29, 2016

Lisa McInerney's 6 favorite books with memorable characters

Lisa McInerney’s first novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliott Prize, was shortlisted for Best Newcomer at the Irish Book Awards, and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. One of her six favorite books with memorable characters, as shared at The Week magazine:
Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor

It's hard to decide on the worst person in O'Connor's blackly comic 1952 tale of apostates, con artists, and aggressively stolen gorilla suits. Asa? Mrs. Flood? Hoover Shoats? It could be Hazel Motes himself, so incensed by the irrationality of faith that he goes utterly mad.
Read about another entry on the list.

Wise Blood is among Jamie Kornegay's ten best Southern Gothic books.

--Marshal Zeringue