I learned a great deal from this well researched book.
I enjoyed learning about Adams' devotion to his family.
A true American hero.
It was near the top.
Tobacco Road, because they both deal with a poor rural southern family. However in this case the family seems to genuinely care about each other and are not starving.
Yes, I had insomnia one night and listened to the entire book
Faulkner is difficult for me to understand without a study guide. Following it with a study guide it was an enjoyable experience.
Poignant, hopeful, and memorable
Mick Kelly--she represents the resiliency and hope which is at the core of the novel. Through out the book you cannot help but root for her.
The Doctor's speech at his Christmas Party.
It was too long for that.
I discovered this book on the ModernLibrary Guilds list of the top 100 best novels of the twentieth century. Based on the title I feared that it would be overly melodramatic. However it was anything but a soap opera. The characters are portrayed as complex human beings and not stereotypes of people. It is beautifully written and well performed. It grabbed my interest from the beginning. It became one of my favorite novels which I have heard or read.
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