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Posted March 31, 2008
I made it out alive
I picked this book out to read for a term paper because I'd heard many positive things about Faulkner and how enduring and amazing his writing was. We had months to read the book, so I didn't rush through it. I tried to enjoy the novel. Note the key word of 'tried.' There is nothing to this book but Faulkner making up adjectives and turning the book's most violent figure into a victim, at some points seeming to beg for pity for his character. A lot of points seem kind of random. The book itself isn't hard to follow, but either Faulkner shouldn't be hailed as a master or this book should not be hailed as a masterpiece. Given the choice I would avoid this book at all costs, and when I finally finished the novel I felt as though I'd been saved from drowning. The rest of my class seemed to enjoy their books and even their papers thoroughly. I will not be reading anything written by Faulkner for at least many, many years.
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Posted March 31, 2005
I thought this book sucked. It is 507 pages long and on one short paragraph on page 471 you find out what the light in August is. Also he constantly uses the 'N' word!This was one of the most boring books I have ever read. Faulkner went on and on talking about nothing! Except a girl and her baby's daddy. This is the worst classic I have ever read. It was just four good short stories combined together in one uninteresting book.
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