Tuesday, 10 August 2010

fifty-two.

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (1930)

Addie Bundren dies and her family is going to bury her in another town. The book follows them some time before and after her death and on their journey to Jefferson for the burial.

This was a very difficult book to read, it has many narrators and most of the time I had no idea what they were talking about. I was very close to throwing the book at the wall when I came to a chapter with only four words; My mum is a fish. I also wanted to find a red pen and mark every incorrectly spelt word and grammatical error. And I felt defeated as this is supposedly one of the best novels of the 20th century.

I should reread it in twenty years and see if it makes more sense then.

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