Saturday, December 11, 2010

Three Sentence Book Review: The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

I can see how people who are really into literature could latch on to this book -- its four chapters employ four unique and, frankly, amazing narrative styles that take you right into the minds of their subjects.  But really, who wants to go into the mind of a severely handicapped man, a suicidally depressed student, or a self-obsessed money grubber?  Like a 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzle of a bowl of fruit, this unremarkable story of a Southern family in decline is simply not worth the work (and trust me, it's work).

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