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.