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My interests run to psychology, popular science, history, world literature, and occasionally something fun like Jasper Fforde. It seems like the only free time I have for reading these days is when I'm in the car so I am extremely grateful for audio books. I started off reading just the contemporary stuff that I was determined not to clutter up my already stuffed bookcases with. And now audio is probably 90% of my "reading" matter.
Audible.com stuck this in my library when I bought Light in August. It doesn't really have anything to say about Light in August, but it is an interesting 15 minutes to spend with a couple people who are deeply interested in Faulkner. Just enough of a teaser to remind us what sort of a life Mr. Faulkner had, without getting tedious or didactic.
An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
This was an interesting interview with James Lee Burke about William Faulkner.
I may check out some of his books now.
He was a fine interviewer.
Read the book I bought by Faulkner "Light in August".
One great story told by Burke. A studio exec takes Faulkner and Clark Gable golfing. Gable asks Faulkner what his line of work is, "I'm a writer", says Faulkner, "What do you do, Mr. Gable?"
Usually, I read Wikipedia article on the books and authors I read to get the context and criticism after I finished a book. I saw this 'free" recording on the author. It was helpful and added to my understanding of the author not in the normal cursory scan of information on the Internet. I recommend a list to this recording as well.
It was very interesting to hear James Lee Burke discuss another great Southern writer. I have been a fan of JLB since the mid-80s when I moved from Western MT to Louisiana. His insight on Faulkner makes me want to read all of the Faulkner books again.
Loved hearing James Lee Burke's voice.
I love books!
I just finished listening to "Light in August" by William Faulkner. Audible offered up this interview of James Lee Burke on Faulkner. Since I'm a Burke fan I thought it would be interesting to get his perspective on Faulkner as he evidently liked Faulkner's writing or why would he do an interview? "Light in August" was a thought provoking book. I thought this interview gave an interesting perspective on Faulkner, his writing and his life, and it has encouraged me to listen to another. Thanks, audible!
I've read a good deal of Burke and a good deal of Faulkner and it's good to know that if I had a chance I could spend an hour or two chatting w Burke. I thought he'd be like he was in the interview. It's not a long thing. so if you've rooted for Robichaux, listen to it..
Listening to books makes my mundane tasks so much more palatable.
16 minutes was simply not enough. There were some interesting vignettes-- but not much more. I appreciate that Audible offers the interview for free, but it would be much more worthwhile to offer a longer format that could be more substantive. I'd like to hear more from James Lee Burke, so why not give him a full half hour?
Putting books on the back burner.
I just finished Light in August and this was my first book from Faulkner. I can't really comment on the interview with James Lee Burke because I need to read more Faulkner's novels to understand his style. This is a wasted review for people that follow me on Audible. Sorry.
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