|Robert Penn Warren Birthplace|
I can't tell you how many times I said to myself, "Oooh. I didn't see that coming."
I do believe Robert Penn Warren gave this novel everything he had.
I am so glad I didn't have but the vaguest of notions of what the novel was about. Anyone I have talked to about it says: "Oh, that is the book about the politician in the South, isn't it?"
Well it is and it isn't. Warren himself said that the book was never about politics. And I believe that. Politics plays a part but it is just the background against which all the action takes place. It could just as well have been Corporate America or the Wild West.
I am going to have to take some time to digest and absorb all that the book has to offer. It is quite a read.