Sound and the Fury

by WILLIAM FAULKNER | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330306529 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Zyana of Porto - City, Porto Portugal on 6/25/2003
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Zyana from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Journal Entry 2 by Zyana at Il Caffé di Roma in Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Sunday, March 21, 2004
Released on Sunday, March 21, 2004 at Il Caffé di Roma (R. Stª Catarina) in Porto, Porto Portugal.

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Journal Entry 3 by Goide from Lisbon, not specified not specified on Monday, August 30, 2004
I rate it 8 because it must be read more than once to have a better grade, it's not possible for a "normal" person to get it all at first without help. I thought several times on giving up. The only book that had cost me this much to read was "The Waves" by Virginia Woolf (but that one was NOT worth it...). This one IS.

First try was in portuguese, I thought it didn't make much sense.
Second try was the original version, I found out it was correctly translated =)
If you can get through the first of the four parts, it can be a great book.
It's a VERY tough book if you're not ready to "fight it", at least the first part. It starts with a 33 year-old man, Benjy, with the mind of a child. In the first person! It's mostly sensorial descriptions, but that's ok, the constant when-the-hell-did-this-happen and the characters with the same name is the difficult aspect to cope with. For those having trouble reading the first part I'd advise skipping and reading it in the end, as the book is worth it. Beside being retarded, having mostly a sensorial life (no deeper thoughts), Benjy can't quite separate events by their time. He feels everything like a continuum.
Second part isn't much easier, we have a twist in the focus, now there's a permanent focus on the mind of a person with complex psychological problems: Quentin, one of the duplicated names.
Third part we have a look at the life of a man with the lousiest character possible. Things start to make sense, the puzzle gets pieces glue in here.
Fourth part is the first told in the third person, and that makes all the difference, for the better, as I enjoyed the writing in a different way. Now we get to look into the life of Dilsey, a servant of the house.
I'm not going to describe more of the book because I don't want to spoil it. This is like a puzzle book, but the pieces aren't just separated, they are blurred and I think they don't exactly fit. But the important part of the book is the mind of the characters and not the story itself.

PS- I advise searching the internet or somewhere else to find more about the book after reading it or near finishing. I looked into several reviews of this book at bookcrossing and there wasn't one that went deeper into the book, which I find odd because this is a not very usual kind of book. And digging for more things about it is worth it. Advised site:

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