Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner

I attempted to read this, only getting through a small section of the second "chapter".  I was left wondering, "Was William Faulkner on drugs when he wrote this??"

I read "The Catcher in the Rye" cover to cover simply to be able to say I've read it.  It's a classic, right? It was the biggest waste of my time.  This book was right up there with it, so I decided not to finish this one.  I was better able to understand it here, but still didn't have the desire to read the whole thing.  It was boring, confusing (due to the author's "technique known as stream of consciousness"), and didn't have much of a plot.  Again, how did this become a classic?? I should seriously write a book and send it to either of these publishers - apparently they're desperate for writers.  ;)