Comment: I know that is a short one, but I've never read it

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I know that is a short one, but I've never read it

As far as his short stories go though, I love Chrysanthemums. It's not really funny though.

No one really beats Twain as far as puns and humour goes in my book, but Faulkner has a really weird sense of humor that made me feel almost guilty for laughing sometimes.

Him and Flannery O'Connor focused on the grotesque and gothic/religious aspects of the south. They both have a way of making you laugh at things that really shouldn't be funny. And their descriptions are eloquent yet blunt. They are not 'PC' in their writing, yet it is more human than anyone who is trying to be politically correct. It's a different world of humor. Faulkner is too dry for some people, but again...there is an underlying dark humor.

Ok, I'll stop rambling now. Great post Billuminati 3