Geez, it’s a tough one. I had to think hard for a bit but the two oddest books I’ve read were Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury.I read the former back in high school and to be honest, I really enjoyed it. To put it like this, it was odd in a good way. The story was a bit peculiar in the beginning but it all makes sense after a while. Kafka’s life always fascinated me and his style is definitely my cup of tea. The latter was a requirement for our American Literature class in the previous term at university but try as I might, I couldn’t finish it. As I said in one of my previous posts, I rarely give up on books and even if it’s a terrible read, I somehow get through it. This one was an exception. One chapter and about 50 pages in, I simply could not take it any longer. Those of you who are familiar with this title know that the narrative technique Faulkner used is quite strange – he’s jumping back and forth in time, the narrators are constantly changing and it requires intense concentration and patience to understand and interpret the story. As opposed to Kafka, for me it was odd, but definitely not in a good way so hats off to everyone who managed to read it and enjoy it at the same time. 🙂
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