Oh, I liked the book a whole lot, but then, I really like Faulkner. He is not for everyone. Absalom Absalom is a difficult book. WF is one of those modern writers, like Conrad, V. Wolfe, Proust, and Joyce, who require your dedication. There is a knack to reading them with pleasure, and getting there requires patient effort. I would say it is worth the effort,but that may just be me. I should add that WF captures his part of the Deep South wonderfully.