Rating = 3.5 starsAs always, it's tough to rate a collection of stories and have it reflect the quality of each story individually. This is especially so with this collection, because it spans her entire writing career. Some good, some great, some so-so. None of them poorly written, but sometimes I just didn't like the characters or the topic of the story. Flannery O'Connor was certainly a student of the noir side of human nature.