|Award(s):||Nobel Prize in Literature (1949)|
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Set in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, As I Lay Dying tells the story of the dysfunctional Bundren family as they set out to fulfill Addie Bundren’ s dying wish. Told by fifteen narrators, including Jewel, Cash, Darl and Dewey Dell, As I Lay Dying uses stream of consciousness to unveil each character’ s motivations for carrying out Addie’ s wish, along with a multitude of lies they have been...
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I expected to hate reading this book, but was pleasantly surprised when I began to read it. Though many of the characters are annoying and unlikable, a good majority of them seemed like real people, with varying depth of character.
May 14th, 2014
Hmmm, I really didn't get the point of this story. I didn't particulary like any of the characters, and I found the writing style difficult to read fluidly. This isn't the worst book I've ever read, there were some aspects that were a little interesting, but I was rather too happy to finish it and return it to the library for good.
Feb 7th, 2014
Or as those of us who were forced to read it affectionately called it "As I Die Reading." Truly depressing tale, with not one redeeming feature.
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