Man, I love Faulkner. He destroys time, but everything is time. People are like animals, but not in a bad way - just in a totally embodied, worldified way. Everything is totally physical, but also absolutely metaphysical at the same time. All that said, I don't find Light In August to enter my top 5 Faulkner list - everything is really good, but it's not pushed to that breaking point of intense emotion and fatalism, somehow. Absalom Absalom!, Sound and the Fury, Go Down Moses, Intruder in the Dust, and If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem are all beating this one out. And I haven't even read As I Lay Dying. I guess this would come in 6th.