Helloooooo! One last thought on The Sound and The Fury. It was a good book. (I am enjoying Catch 22 more!) As you all know I like to research the author prior to or while reading a book. I like to get into the persona of the storyteller and when I do, I find many interesting things. Like writing Lolita while butterfly watching! Faulkner was no different, I found an interesting tidbit. Many of us that read the book were confused at the beginning of the book. To begin a book from the perspective of a child trapped in an adult body is difficult. I thought Faulkner was lacking in his writing skills, until I researched it further. The epilogue that brought the story together for me and gave the distinct perspective I needed to understand the book was intended by Faulkner as a prologue! His editors wanted it at the end so they put it there.
I wonder if it would it have made a difference in my enjoyment of the story. It did tidy up the book for me as a epilogue and I must admit the ending would be lacking and leaving me wanting more if I had not read it. Therefore, I am glad I read on I usually do not. Would I like to know the background before I began the journey?
Would the beginning have made more sense? No.
Would the book have had more depth to me? Yes.
Being a compatriot with the writer, I give the nod to Faulkner.. prologue. It was as he wanted it to be written… keep it that way. I really believe it would set the story up nicely.
Up next – Catch 22!!! I am enjoying it!
Grab a book and read!!