Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



Currently Reading

The Martian
Andy Weir
Progress: 31/369 pages
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
Progress: 193/432 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages


The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner

Okay, it wasn't awful. In all honesty, this could probably become one of my favorite books if I read it enough times. The thing is, Benjy's and Quentin's narrations really grew on me, and I missed the coded/disintegrated writing style once I got to the last half of the novel. I mean, it made my homework assignments much easier because I could read quickly, but the more I thought about Quentin's section, the more I loved it. I could feel his mind disintegrating and falling apart because it was reflected in the writing, and it was absolutely amazing.


I wasn't a huge fan of the last half of the novel, though, which is a shame. It seems like the book got more and more normal the longer it went on, and they didn't really connect well for me. I recommend it if you having a reading guide handy, like I did, and don't go in completely blind. Still, I'm willing to give Faulkner another try with something else!