May 12, 2013

Chapter 3 "April Sixth, 1928"

If you have been brave enough to get here, you have been rewarded with a much easier to read chapter, congrats!!! This is Jason's turn, with his point of view of the story and his values. What do you think of him? And about the others? Somehow, Caddie has gone a transformation, from being the sweetest sister (Benjy's point of view) to the fallen one (Jason's), how blurry is that line?
The title of the novel is inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth: 

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Told by an idiot, many say, does not only refer to Benjy, but to all of them with their limited views and acts, do you agree?

May 2, 2013

Interview with Junot Díaz

Dear NoCookies,

Junot Díaz, the Dominican-American writer and Pulitzer Prize winner read in this bookclub, was recently interviewed by El País (sorry, only in Spanish!). Very interesting and down-to-earth man who gives loads of ideas for future readings!

I hope you enjoy it!