Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A vocabulary lesson.

Oh HI! Thought I forgot about this? No waaaay. Recently finished another semester of grad school, so it's summer and that means...summer reading. I'm about halfway done with Absalom, Absalom! and that Bill Faulkner LOOOOOVES his vocabulary. Ow, my brain. Also, was the period not invented when this book was written? You know, that little dot that ends a thought? Needless to say, I'm not loving this book so far. This may also be due to the fact that I keep falling asleep when I read it. But that's ok, because it's one big long thought, so I wake up and I may have dropped the book in my sleep, open three pages beyond where I was, and it's the same sentence peppered with words like "dulcet," "wroils," and "miasmal."

I love vocabulary, but I cannot get onboard with all these unhappy Southern ladies and that dude Sutpen. Period.

Final thoughts to be determined.


1 comment:

  1. This is one of those books that gets easier and easier to read as you go along. At least for me, once I got used to his style, I could read it and get the gist of the story without stopping to marvel at at the length of his sentences or the breadth of the vocabulary.

    I hope you wind up liking this one. I read it last fall when we were just getting started and it really made me excited about this project!