Flowering Judas and Other Stories by Katherine Anne Porter

"Flowering Judas and Other Stories" is a compilation of short stories that explore complex themes of love, betrayal, and death, often through the lens of the author's own experiences and observations. The stories are set in various locations including Texas, Mexico, and Berlin, and feature a range of characters, each grappling with their own personal struggles and moral dilemmas. The titular story, "Flowering Judas", revolves around a young woman's involvement with a Mexican revolutionary group and her struggle with guilt and disillusionment.

The 2433rd greatest book of all time


Ranking Details:

Our ranking system awards points to books based on their appearance and position on curated lists. Here's how it works:

Unranked Lists: For lists without specific rankings, each book receives points equivalent to the list's weight. This approach recognizes the book's inclusion on prestigious lists.

Ranked Lists: Books on ranked lists receive points in two ways:

  • Base Points: Initially, every book is awarded points equal to the list's weight, acknowledging its significance.
  • Bonus Points: Additionally, books earn bonus points based on their ranking. The total bonus pool, equal to 100% of the list's weight, is distributed among the books, with higher-ranked books receiving more points.

Exponential Distribution: The distribution of bonus points follows an exponential model. This means the top-ranked book (#1) receives significantly more bonus points than those further down the list (e.g., #100). Our algorithm ensures that higher placements are rewarded more generously, reflecting the achievement of a top rank on any given list.

This scoring system ensures that each book's ranking reflects both its presence on multiple lists and its positions within those lists, providing a comprehensive measure of its acclaim and popularity.

Total Points: 147

Since this book was first published in 1930, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 147.0.

This is to prevent newer books from reaching super high on the ranked list of the greatest books of all time. The greatest books should also stand the test of time.