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Absalom, Absalom!

by William Faulkner

Review of Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

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       This novel is a difficult read, but also a worthwhile one.  As in all Faulkner novels, the plot is disjointed and hard to follow, but I was rewarded tremendously for persevering.  The plot is set in Mississippi and revolves around the obsessive and unemotional character of Thomas Supten and his family in the years before, during and after the civil war.  His complete lack of empathy for everyone except himself and his grand ideas causes unbelievable turmoil and tragedy to all, including Sutpen himself.  The story unfolds slowly and teasingly, mostly in flashback form, and is unveiled through the eyes of different people.  Quentin Compson, a recurring character in Faulkner novels, is the modern-day person learning the story who also has an active role in the tragic conclusion.  Absalom, Absalom! is a fantastic novel.

Absolam, Absolam! by William Faulkner was reviewed by richard barrow

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       You know  William Faulkner is famous for his story lines.  You cannot predict what will happen at the bottom of the page however in the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen it's simple to guess the end of the story.  If you read a book from William Faulkner, you won't forget him.

Absolam, Absolam! by William Faulkner was reviewed by sajad hosseini


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