Monday, November 21, 2011

a literary classic?

Dear William Faulkner,
I know you are dead and all, and probably don't read my blog, but As I Lay Dying was the freakiest book I have ever read.  And I love me some "odd" as evidenced by the fact that I was a huge fan of Twin Peaks.  Hell, I even grew up in rural North Carolina, and I've witnessed some real backwoods events, but the stuff in AILD takes the cake, man.  Furthermore, while I am playing the part of a literary critic, I am not a fan of the strange sentence structure you used, either - just sayin'.

I thought reading along with my daughter's 11th grade AP Lit class was going to be funzies, y'know, sorta like a little mother-daughter mini book club.  Blech.  We both felt like we needed to shower when we got finished reading it.

K, well, that's all.
:o) mg

1 comment:

Anita said...

Faulkner, a truly tortured soul, ever met a sentence that he couldn't stretch to the end of a page. But I do love some Southern Literature including Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Robert Penn Warren.