As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

I read this one because of the controversy. William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying has been on and off of my TBR shelf a couple of times.  It’s one of those books I’m told I really should read, but never seemed to get around to actually reading. Then a couple of weeks ago it was mentioned in an article about the use of trigger warnings in … Continue reading As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

The Old Man by William Faulkner

Once (it was in Mississippi, in May, in the flood year 1927) there were two convicts. Old Man by William Faulkner is a walloping tale of survival. During the great flood of 1927, a prison work gang is sent to repair the levee along the Mississippi border. Two convicts are selected to take a skiff and rescue several stranded people. One returns claiming that the … Continue reading The Old Man by William Faulkner