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Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Sound and the Fury

My latest book was  The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.  Next up are Robot Dreams, the second part of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, and An American Tragedy.

The Sound and the Fury tells the story of a family in early-1900s Mississippi failing to cope with their steep decline from aristocracy to poverty.  It is not an easy read or one I'd describe as enjoyable, as it's fairly depressing.    It is, nevertheless, an important book that I'm glad I read.  It provides a look into the working of minds generally and the minds of the troubled characters specifically.