I couldn't get through The Sound And The Fury. Big respect for those who did.
Well the biggest problem is that the first 80 pages or so are told be a mentally ret
arded guy, with Faulkner toying with the stream of consciousness device that can get very, very tiresome. After the first chapter is turns into quite a beautiful novel.
Favorite novel would have to be Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achibe. Short and sweet- the most moving piece of literature i've ever read.
Someone recently told me that this novel was written in response to Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. So now it makes sense that there was a big "white people are cocks" message.