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I started reading this book and at first was interesting but after a while I just couldn't get into it.
As in many of Faulkner's other books, the story leaps back and forth across time, and often the same scene is described from the perspective of different characters.
Like all of Faulkner's books, this one is disorienting at first, simply by the author's strength of vision.
A Faulkner novel remains a Faulkner novel. This is not to my mind his greatest achievement, though a new genre does seem to be inaugurated with this work: Southern Gothic meets... Read morePublished 1 day ago by LAURA
Well, it was okay, but I won't read it again. Not one of Faulkner's best in my opinion. The characters didn't grab me. His descriptions were just... well... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mobile Bay Girl
Faulkner's "potboiler" novel is a terrific read and a horrific one. While it seems to be frequently criticized for things like mixing styles or flaws in delivering the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chris
Incredibly boring and pretentious. As Hemingway said, this is phony book. Did you see Ridley Scott's The Counselor? Same thing here. The story is slow, so slow... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eduardo
"Good God, I can't publish this. We'd both be in jail." So said Faulkner's publisher prior to this novel being published in 1931. This was Wm. Read morePublished 7 months ago by W. Perry Hall
There's a bunch of commentary about whethe Faulkner took this book seriously or not etc. I personally don't care about that, because his gift as a writer still comes through... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Goldwave
There are some spoilers in this review. You have been warned.
I should begin by saying: I am a huge Faulkner fan. However, I have mixed feelings about this book. Read more
I had to read this book for a college class, really hate it! it is very hard to understand. I red until about page 48 and still I didn't know what this book was about!!Published 12 months ago by Cecilia Herrera
This title is mis-leading. I wanted to read something calm, peaceful and what I got is more of the dark and narrow minded bigotry of the South. Real but enough already!Published 13 months ago by Jeanne Aldrich