I’ve been working my way through the short stories of Flannery O’Connor, first the nine stories in “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, loaned to me by zgirl2, and now her 31 stories in “The Complete Stories” which I purchased from Amazon. I had been looking forward to reading “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” because it’s one of her most famous stories, and I just finished it this evening.
Let’s just say its a story of a dysfunctional family with a yakky grandmother and a stowaway cat that heads to Florida from Atlanta and makes a couple stops on the way. But it is one of the most exciting, thought-provoking and chilling stories I’ve ever read.
I found the complete story on the internet here. Give it a read? It won’t take you long. But don’t do a search for it first because there are plenty of analyses and discussions of it on the internet which pretty much give away the plot. Fortunately, I didn’t look it up first and knew nothing about the story when I started reading.
I guarantee it’ll hold your attention to the end. Whew…..