Book Reviews

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The Sound and the Fury
by William Faulkner
Published in 1929 (I finished it on February 13, 2006)
This book was recommended by a professor, so I was willing to buy it and jump in. I might have been better off with a second opinion. I guess I’ll just have to add my own. It’s not awful, and Faulkner does do some clever things. But overall, it just doesn’t ever go anywhere particularly special. It’s extremely easy to get lost in regards to time and place. Everything is assumed way too much that possibly becomes clearer during a second reading. Still, while I was somewhat tempted into rereading the novel, I had to put it aside to start another one. As far as novels go, I’m done with Faulkner. He’s interesting, but odd.