BRINK Books Pick #4 gets back to the classics, with a monument of stream-of-consciousness by William Faulkner. 


"The passionate Compsons. In The Sound and the Fury, Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner probes the explosive emotions of an aristocratic Southern family thwarted by circumstances and their own tumultuous passions.

Hailed by critics as a great novel of tenderness and violence, cruelty and love, The Sound and the Fury has been adapted for the motion pictures. The Jerry Wald Production stars Yul Brynner and Joanne Woodward, directed by Martin Ritt, the movie is a 20th Century-Fox release in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color.

This edition of The Sound and the Fury includes a special Appendix by William Faulkner, first written for The Portable Faulkner, and reprinted in the Modern Library edition. It serves as Faulkner’s “last word” on the Compson family, and as an introduction to this book.

'Turns such a powerful light on reality that it gains a fast grip on the emotions of the reader.' —Harry Hansen

'Faulkner is our greatest living writer, our only genius.' —Harper’s Magazine

'He is able at outraging our emotions….He has one of the greatest natural gifts to be found anywhere in America.' —Mark Van Doren

'Faulkner is a writer with a unique gift of illuminating dark corners of the human soul.' —Harold Strauss, New York Times” 

BRINK book #4: Uh oh. This cover is basically a promise of some sensational drama.

PAGAN IN PARADISE by Susanne McConnaughey

"Here is the powerful and passionate novel of civilized man’s conflict with the exotic island world of Michener and Maugham, the lush, green-gold paradise of Paul Gauguin. It is the unforgettable story of a handsome young English missionary who was captured, body and soul, by a golden-hued, amoral girl of the South Seas.

'Under the warm tropic sun, his conscience thawed… a fine tale… a brooding account of the Reverend Thomas Lewis's losing battle with the flexible morality of the islanders…' - Saturday Review”

BRINK Book Pick #3 is a real trippy cultural artifact of a book. If this 1978 cover doesn’t compel you to to read the story of "Hawkman’s radio-contolled harem boys," well then I don’t know. 

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 ”Kade Whitehawk had two strikes against him in the Space Service. First, he had bungled his assignment on the planet Lodi. Second, he believed all creatures had a right to freedom and dignity—and having such opinions was strictly against the rules. 

But when he was assigned to Klor, he found the Ikkinni there—tortured yet defiant slaves of a vicious tyrant race.

Right then Kade swung at the last pitch. For rules or no rules, THE SIOUX SPACEMAN knew that he had to help these strange creatures gain their freedom … and that he alone, because of his Indian blood, had the key to win it for them.”

Our next scintillating recommendation? Check back and see.