The Sound and the Fury
is one for the committed reader; someone who really wants
to read it. I sympathize with students who are assigned this incredible novel.
It’s demanding; it can be hard to read; it's one of which Barthes might suggest be read for “the pleasure of the text.” Approached in the right way, The Sound and the Fury
lends itself to being read at its own pace. If allowed, where the stream-of-consciousness passages occur, the reader would be well-advised to slowdown, let the passages reveal their pace, and once that pace is found, those seemingly disjointed, troublesome passages proceed as clearly and with the same rhythm as the rest of the more straightforward sections. Given a fair chance, this classic can
prove to be as enjoyable as any other novel you’ll encounter.