"Jewel and I came up from the field, following the path in single file."
Now, I have the same sentiments toward this first line as I do the rest of the novel; indifference. This first line does nothing for me, although I find it acceptable. Simply acceptable. Not stellar, not intriguing, not even interesting. I struggle with ol Faulkner (perhaps because I am a self-proclaimed Hemingway-phile). Perhaps I have lost my mind and am just now exposing my literary merit as weak, but Faulkner, to me, is simply bleh.
If you are a Faulkner connoisseur, PLEASE help me!