The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (in brief)

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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (1929). Some books are nearly impossible to explain in words, and The Sound and the Fury is one of them. You must experience it. It is narrated by three siblings in three different years in the early 1900s, one of whom is a mentally challenged man, Benjy, who has no sense of time. Therefore, the book is both stream of consciousness and non-chronological. Although it is an overwhelming read for that reason, it is also fantastically executed. After my one read of this book a distant two months ago, I cannot explain what happened in the book, but I can tell you I want to reread it. Definitely.

Reviewed on June 7, 2013

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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