McCullers' portrayal of these disparate characters are true to life and reveal a remarkable insight into people, no matter their age, gender, race, or background-an insight that is lacking in her self-absorbed characters. The heart is a lonely hunter, so it will find what it wishes to-love-in the most unlikely of places. It would take many re-readings to mine the richness here.
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter is one of the best books Oprah has ever chosen for her book club. The themes of loneliness and racial injustice are timeless and universal. The characters are very memorable too. I loved reading this book.
"I love this book! I had heard abou tthis book for years and then my dear friend Julia Roberts did an interview in 'O, The Oprah Magazine' and she listed this as one of her favorite books of all times. The book I love so much--recommended to me by Julia--is 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' by Carson McCullers. It's a great, great read and not hard at all."--Oprah
“How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?” ― Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter