I'm wondering what others think of this book. I found it hard to read, overly descriptive and dense at times, while glossing over relevant details in other places. An uneven work, to say the least, but undoubtedly a work of genius.
Wolfe's editor, Maxwell Perkins, famously cut out 60,000 words from this (still lengthy) book and I wonder if it would not have been better to leave much of it in place. I found it a struggle to read, yet so much of it is truly poetic. I can still open the book to a random page and be amazed by Wolfe's rich language and dialogue, almost the epitome of Southern Gothic.
I read that the unedited version of the novel was released and I want to tackle it some day, but first I want to read You Can't Go Home Again. What are your opinions on this novel? How about You Can't Go Home Again? How does it compare?