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what is your favorite william faulkner book? (1 Viewer)

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Dr. Malone

I'll second "As I Lay Dying."

I love the way he switches the first person narratives from character to character.
 

Frabes

Senior Member
"The Sound and the Fury"

Followed closely by "As I Lay Dying" and "Light in August".

Like the southern gothic shorts, too.
 

OzzyShiraz

Senior Member
I´d have to go with The Sound and the Fury; that book knocked my socks off.

Like a lot of people, I found Faulkner to be tough-going at first, but as you sort of get used to his style...aaaah!! so rewarding. I regard the Fury as quite possibly being the most innovative book I´ve ever read; the style of writing has been emulated since not only in literature but in all forms of media. I started reading it not knowing a lick about it, and what a delight to figure it all out, bit by bit.

I also liked Pylon a good deal; risque for the times, and I truly, truly empathised with the main character.
 

OzzyShiraz

Senior Member
I´d have to go with The Sound and the Fury; that book knocked my socks off.

Like a lot of people, I found Faulkner to be tough-going at first, but as you sort of get used to his style...aaaah!! so rewarding. I regard the Fury as quite possibly being the most innovative book I´ve ever read; the style of writing has been emulated since not only in literature but in all forms of media. I started reading it not knowing a lick about it, and what a delight to figure it all out, bit by bit.

I also liked Pylon a good deal; risque for the times, and I truly, truly empathised with the main character.
 

Modest Me

Senior Member
Am i the only person who hated "As I Lay Dying"? I dont think i even finished it.

Maybe it was the fact that i felt forced to read it (because i was in fact forced to read it (college)) and when i feel forced to read something I automatically hate it.
 
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