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  • As far as books about politics go, this is the best- the reader can watch as Willie goes from a quiet but principled self-made lawyer to county official to dark-horse candidate in the race for state governor, losing but returning triumphantly four years later only to fall into the same traps and abuses of power that all politicians inevitably succumb to
  • I recommend this book to fans of politics, William Faulkner, or James Joyce- politics because it is of course the central theme of the piece, and Faulkner and Joyce for their mastery of stream of consciousness writing
  • This is a ridiculous change and you should avoid this version of the book, because if you discuss it with your friends and reference Talos no one will have any idea what you're saying

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      This is a wonderful book that we had to read this year in my AP Language and Composition class. The story revolves around the rise and fall of a Southern demagogue named Willie Stark, who is modeled after Huey Long, a former governor of Louisiana.

      As far as books about politics go, this is the best- the reader can watch as Willie goes from


      a quiet but principled self-made lawyer to county official to dark-horse candidate in the race for state governor, losing but returning triumphantly four years later only to fall into the same traps and abuses of power that all politicians inevitably succumb to.

      The novel is nonlinear and often times alternates between sparse dialogue and stream of consciousness writing, filling the page in lovely and ...


      • flowing descriptions of everything around the narrator.

        The book is rather long and in some parts may become a bit dry, but the parts “with the meat” more than make up for that fact.

        I recommend this book to fans of politics, William Faulkner, or James Joyce- politics because it is of course the central theme of the piece, and Faulkner and Joyce for

        their mastery of stream of consciousness writing.

        A bit of warning- there is a “revised” version of this book that, based upon some of Warren’s original notes, refers to Willie Stark instead of Talos.

        This is a ridiculous change and you should avoid this version of the book, because if you discuss it with your friends and reference Talos no one will have any idea what you’re saying.




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