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This book was the last book of William Faulkner’s life, is a picaresque tale of a young boy’s coming of age. There is a certain resemblance to aspects of Huckleberry Finn in the adventures and friendships of young Lucius Priest. Lucius, an eleven-year-old boy, is sensitive and intelligent, but innocent of the rougher side of life and ready for adventure.
What makes this book stand out?
For those who find reading Faulkner beyond their grasp, I recommend The Reivers. Published a month barely before Faulkner's death in 1962, it is one of his most accessible novels and certainly the most comical.
Read it for
The story is actually quite interesting and amusing. This is a book that can be read over and over again. This is a charming novel, entertaining and humorous though somewhat predictable. Faulkner's style is always interesting, and this novel does have a well-developed voice.
Don't read it for
Storyline is average. The language is heavily affected, and every sentence in the first 100 pages is a run-on