Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 29- An Author that you completely avoid/hate wont read

Never mind that he is considered an icon of American Literature. Never mind that everything he wrote is considered a classic by any standard. I suffered through several of Faulkner's short stories in my American Literature class in college. I found his writing dense, hard to read and understand. It was as if he was writing around what his topic was and never to the topic. I have to guess what this means? Sometimes, I don't mind, but when the whole story felt like that, I couldn't imagine reading a whole book written in that fashion.

Hence, thanks but no thanks. If you're a friend, don't buy me any Faulkner. Don't recommend any to me. I don't care if Go Down, Moses is your favorite novel of all time, I'm not interested in reading it. I'll be nice and polite when you hand it to me and say, "You simply MUST read this", but I'll "accidentally" leave it in a store somewhere.

Sometimes, I am willing to give someone another chance, as I did with Moby Dick. Other times, nope, not on a bet. Faulkner is an "other time".

Beverage:  Huckleberry tea


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