Verdict: Read it!
As I Lay Dying was supposedly written in six weeks. If true, that has to be one of the most remarkable feats in all of literature. It is stream of conscious. It contains 59 chapters and 15 distinct narrators. The story is fascinatingly southern. It’s about Addie Bundren’s family and their incredible sacrifices to honor her dying wish—- to be buried in Jefferson. Bastard son Jewel has to be one of the most unforgettable characters I have ever read. Didn’t like The Sound and the Fury? I’d still give As I Lay Dying a try. This is the better book. I can’t think of one negative thing to say about it. This is Faulkner at his very best. Go now. Read it!