Stephen King's 10 favorite books

Stephen King, author of 'Carrie' and 'The Shining,' reveals what he likes to read. 

9. ‘Light in August,’ by William Faulkner

Faulkner is known for the complexity of his writing style, and this novel is no exception, although it is somewhat less experimental than other Faulkner works.  The story begins with a young woman’s search for her baby’s father, leading her through a brilliantly constructed Southern landscape and across the pathways of a cast of unforgettable characters.  The protagonist of the tale, an outsider questioning his racial background, is both a tormented soul and a moral compass in the novel. 

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