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A Fable by William Faulkner
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Dec 07, 2011

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Read from May 02 to December 07, 2011

This is one of those books that, before starting your reading, you should know what you're up against.

And that is - beautiful writing, which is some times exhausting (as in the paragraphs are huge, the dialogues are scarce, and so on); and most of all, you should realize this is a depiction of the last days of Jesus Christ, written in a different perspective, and in a differente environment. Faulkner focused so much in this attempt that every scene, every character and every idea that he has written has a purpose, which is very well defined. Once you know that, you will realize the writer's point and intentions throughout this piece of work.

Unfortunately, I only realized this in the last 50-100 pages - I didn't manage to figure it out on my own :( - so I spent months reading the book, not knowing exactly what was going on. Then, it all started to make sense.

Also, it takes a lot of courage to finish this! So beware!

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