View Poll Results: Which Faulkner book would you like to read in April?

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  • The Sound and the Fury

    11 44.00%
  • As I Lay Dying

    7 28.00%
  • Light in August

    1 4.00%
  • Absalom, Absalom!

    4 16.00%
  • The Hamlet

    0 0%
  • Go Down, Moses

    0 0%
  • Mosquitoes

    0 0%
  • The Unvanquished

    2 8.00%
  • Sanctuary

    0 0%
  • The Town

    0 0%
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Thread: April/Faulkner Reading Poll

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    Pice de Rsistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    April/Faulkner Reading Poll



    In April, we will be reading a book by Faulkner who said:
    Im a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he cant and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing.
    The aim of the Book Club is to read and discuss new books together with other members.

    Please try to avoid from voting for the books you have already read and/or do not intend to (re)read with us.

    Thank you!



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    Which one is the shortest?
    Do, or do not. There is no try. - Yoda


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    Once you get the hang of The Sound and The Fury, it reads fast. But I think As I Lay Dying is the shortest.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

    "Love follows knowledge." St. Catherine of Siena

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    Well, hmmm, I have to read The Sound and The Fury for class. I wonder which I should choose... toughie.

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    Sound and the Fury is on my list, gotta read it!
    Hwt! We Gar-Dena in geardagum,/eodcuninga rum gefrunon,/hu a elingas ellen fremedon!
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    bring on Sound and the Fury please, thankyou.

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    Yay!!............
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

    "Love follows knowledge." St. Catherine of Siena

    My literature blog: http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachel
    bring on Sound and the Fury please, thankyou.
    Rachel, you might want to vote for it, too
    I have a plan: attack!

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    I'm good with any Faulkner book. I have had some really weird coincidences recently about Faulkner and his stories and just the name in general, so I was getting ready to read one of his books. Not sure which one so this will be a good way to start. <><
    <>< They may think Im weird. They may think Im fascinating. But I dont really care. My life is Gods . Ive crossed the line from innocent bystander to hard-core participant in what Jesus has called me to do. - Michael Tait ><>

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    I started reading "Absalom, Absalom", but haven't had much time lately due to school-work. I hope to get back to it soon and this seems like a good opportunity for that.
    I've already read "The Sound & the Fury" and liked it a lot...but it would be great to re-read and discuss that work as well.
    I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

    - Jack London

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    i havent read any of his books yet so i dont mind which one i read as i dont even kno anything about his works and whsat style of writing he uses
    what is love
    for if we do not see love
    does love truely exist
    for in this age love has no place to exist
    its only home is in whose heart is our solemate
    and if we do not find our sole mate
    whose to say if we find our love .

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    I have a copy of Absalom! Absalom! but I just can't seem to get into it. hmmmmm... I think I'll save my vote again - I may need it.
    Do, or do not. There is no try. - Yoda


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    hello, I've voted for a book, I was just wondering will this post keep my voted counted, as I read the club procedure after voting? Also, when is the decided book announced?

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    Generally on the first of the month. Welcome, Paula.

    I had to read The Sound and the Fury in high school. I didn't really like it... at all. But it's the sort of book that could certainly benefit from multiple readings. I'm going to reserve my vote for the end of the month, I think.
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    Good morning, Campers! Jay's Avatar
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    Welcome, Paula
    Yes, your vote will count.
    I have a plan: attack!

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