Thursday, September 15, 2011

As I Lay Dying- William Faulkner

Faulkner's style is perfection itself. In As I Lay Dying Faulkner extended the experimentation with narrative that he started in the Sound and the Fury. With 59 segments and 15 narrative voices, As I Lay Dying is complex and compelling.

The story begins with an illness that leads to death, followed by the experiences of the family immediately following the death. Their incites, often differing, keep the story moving forward but with a unique quality. This is life-simplicity overlayed with complexity.

As I Lay Dying is poetic. I couldn't put the book down and finished in one day and an evening. Faulkner never disappoints me. If you have not sampled Faulkner, this is a most! Absolutely on my favorites list and will be read many times.

5 stars!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

4 comments:

bookmagic said...

I've been wanting to read something by Faulkner. This sounds like a good one to start with

mike draper said...

Hi Deb;
Faulkner is one of my favorites.
I enjoyed reading your review of "As I lay Dying."
Mike
PS Stop over at my blog and say hi.

MeMeRose said...

Hi Deb, I am replying to your request for information on the granny square pattern. It is originally from "The gentle art of knitting" book, which you will find easily on Amazon. Mollie Makes do an online version of the magazine, so you could download issue two to get the pattern also. I also noticed the pattern was printed in Woman's Weekly knit and crochet magazine this month, I don't know if that is available in US though. Hopefully this will help you get to the pattern!

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As I Lay Dying isn't always an enjoyable read, but it's a classic of American (as well as world) literature and definitely should not be missed.