The Sound and the Fury

I just read The Sound and the Fury after putting it off for more than 50 years.  It is definitely art.  It may be great art.  Contrary to some critiques, it is not hard to follow for a modern reader accustomed to sound bites and kaleidoscopic perspective shifts.  It is entertainment in the sense that Tobacco Road, World Enough and Time, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night are entertainment.

The novel ends abruptly.  I was relieved when it was finally over, for both my sake and the characters’.

If you are plagued by overwhelming happiness, inexhaustible joie de vivre, and unbounded bliss to be living in a world of infinite possibility, this will cure you.