Wow. Dense, complex prose lovingly clothes an uninteresting story about people you couldn't pay me to spend time with. I kept hoping for a 'Tobacco Road' grade of twisted characters but no cigar. Excellent performance but hard to love, or even have much interest, the story or the characters. Read it for the language.
This book is very descriptive.
I'm not sure.
I kept waiting for this book to get exciting but it did not, I was bored and often found my mind wandering when listening to it.
An outstanding treatment of race problems in the US in the first half of the 20th century; still relevant.
Several. Wonderful verbal pictures of difficult situations
The main actor or his involuntary lover
Not very highly. If I were to rank it with the limited experience I have had with readers, I would rate it at a "3" for "mediocre."
As I am already not a Faulkner fan, the grating overly intense reader, while he accurately portrayed the accents and vocals, made the story nearly unbearable at parts to listen to. Listening to his voice for 16 hours was very difficult on my ears, even to the point of soreness.
Will Patton does an excellent job with this Southern classic, as he narrates the story with appropriate accents and a pace that goes along with the unhurried pace of the protagonist's journey. A wonderful way to re-acquaint yourself with a famous work, or to explore it for the first time.
A little wordy at times, but a great way to sample Faulkner, and The South
all of them.
I desperately tried to grasp what the author was attempting to accomplish. I endured these ramblings right to the end. I do not recomment this book. Chased too many rabbits in too many directions. Whew! Glad this novel is OVER!
Although this is a beautifully written novel, I was completely unable to care about any of the characters. Quite frankly, I didn't care if they were happy or sad, lived or died. I also found it incredibly irritating to have to listen to the same scene told from different viewpoints considering I felt no empathy for any of the characters. If I was reading this, I would have stopped part way through, but I'm still new to audio books so I haven't yet learnt to give up on the ones I'm not enjoying.
The narration was average, neither enticing me nor putting me off, though I did find I had to constantly change the volume.
I couldn't finish this book. My reads need to have a good storyline, move at a reasonable pace and have interesting character development. Light in August failed all three.
Somebody that is 85 years old and from the south
Not William Faulkner
This book just was not my style. The writing style is too thick and the writer worked so hard to create indepth emotion and feelings that he created nothing instead. Archiac and verbose.