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The Sound and the Fury

William Fauklner's forth novel and considered by many to be his masterpeice, The Sound and the fury is an absolute great read. A Challenging yet rewarding book, the novel contains 4 chapters, each narrarated by 4 different speakers, the three Compson brothers and the f...
William Fauklner's forth novel and considered by many to be his masterpeice, The Sound and the fury is an absolute great read. A Challenging yet rewarding book, the novel contains 4 chapters, each narrarated by 4 different speakers, the three Compson brothers and the fourth is told in third-person. The First chapter is told by the mentally retarded benjy. The Second is told by the sad elder-child Quentin, and the third told by the mean and selfish Jason. many consider benjy's chapter to be the most difficult, however, I found the chapter a lot easier than Quentin to be much more difficult. The last 2 chapters were very simple. One of the best books I have ever read I would recommend reading SparkNotes for a litle aid if you are new to these harder and more rewarding works of fiction.

posted by McCarthy92 on August 12, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    I am in-between

    Because this book is a classic, I wanted to like it very much. I found the characters really hard to follow and the book itself to be a little confusing. Overall, it is a good read, just not my favorite.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2005

    Lacks Cohesiveness

    Don't get me wrong: THE SOUND AND THE FURY is a fascinating read. Faulkner's effortless portrayal of each character in their own unique voice is astonishing and absorbing. However, by the end of the book, it is a little exhausting. And not only that, as the plot becomes clearer and more understandable, the novel as a whole loses its glue. The novel follows the lives of four siblings: Benjy, Quentin, Jason, and Caddy. We get the POVs for each of the characters... except Caddy at the end. And this, in my humble opinion, is S&F's downfall. To leave out Caddy - one of the most interesting characters - is criminal. And thus, three stars... because if the novel doesn't have a good ending, it isn't good enough for more than that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2002

    The Sound and the Fury

    I thought this book was rather hard to understand. It doesn't really follow a storyline and it's different people's views upon life. I liked that it was different, but it was really confusing and at times I didn't understand what I was reading. Faulkner uses a lot of creativity in expressing his ideas to the reader. It just takes a lot of time and deep thinking. There are a lot of symbols in this story used to represent a person. I really wouldn't recommend it to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2003

    Challenging

    I found this a very very difficult book to read. It required maximum concentration all the way through and real perseverance to see it through to the end. the 'stream of consciousness' narrative structure, not to mention very selective punctuation - there's a total absence of it at one point, means it is most definitely not to be picked up for a light read, which is unfortunately what I mistakenly did. It's unlikely you'll understand much before you get to the third and fourth parts but from there it suddenly starts to become much clearer: the characters become more defined and it becomes apparent that you've already learnt quite a bit about them from the first and second parts, though you may not have realised it at the time. The multiple narrative structure makes it a novel that has to be pieced together and you're getting new information about characters right up to the very end. In fact, I defy anyone to make total sense of this novel on the first read. It demands a second, third and possibly fourth look. I myself have not yet been able to pluck up the nerve to attack it a second time but I'm positive it is the kind of book that gets more and more rewarding every time you read it. The question is whether you can be bothered to make such a commitment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2001

    An OK read

    Faulkner is definitely a critic's writer. If you enjoy reading that doesn't demand concentration thenn this book isn't for you. The order he writes in is not chronological which makes understanding difficult, particularly at first. The stream of conscious style also wears thin after a while. Yet somehow Faulkner pulls off an admirable work with the web of emotions he weaves with the characters.

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