I only read when my OCD kicks in

I enjoy reading, however, the bulk of reading only occurs while I am in an OCD focus zone. Last year I read over 70 books but I didn't pick up a book from August 2013 until March 25, 2014... I have already read 3 books this year!


The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner Arg! What a difficult book to read! Reading is supposed to be either edifying or entertaining and this one was neither but rather and exercise in being able to piece everything together (in which I failed miserably). The first section will lose you completely even if somehow you were to know in advance that Benjy has no concept of time and he is running events that happened after different points in time together seamlessly as if they happened all in the same time period.

Do not read this book if you read for enjoyment. I'm not going to pick up another book for a week after this disturbing and unfullfilled piece of nonsense. Once again I have come to realize that if critics like a book there is a very hight chance that I will hate it. Nonetheless I am determined to make it through all of the supposed classics.

I will admit that I was unable to complete this book. The first section gave me such a head ache that I couldn't finish it from there.