Franco told The Daily Beast about his six favorite books. One title on his list:
As I Lay Dying – William FaulknerRead about the other books on Franco's list.
I loved Faulkner’s use of voice in As I Lay Dying. Not just the way the chapters are told by different characters in first person, but the way that the characters’ interior and exterior voices clash. The interior monologues are so much richer and more complex for Faulkner. He gives voice to the characters’ emotions for them. This isn’t a short story collection, but each character has his or her own story and perspective even if they are all linked by the burial of Addie.
As I Lay Dying is one of Roy Blount Jr.'s five favorite books of Southern humor.