I really liked Light in August. The story was fantastic, the characters were complex and fascinating, and the writing was amazing. I did not, however, like the end. Byron Bunch, the sole heroic character of this story, is screwed over in the end by Lena. After all Byron did for Lena, he found her a place to stay, prepared the cabin for the arrival of the baby, got Hightower to come and safely deliver the baby, and then fights Lucas Burch (kind of for Lena's honor in a strange way), Lena dismisses him. What bothers me about the way Lena treats him is that she seems to refuse to either accept or reject him. At the end I was really hoping that Byron would be gone for good, that he would realize that Lena is unworthy of his kindness and set off on his own, but unfortunately Faulkner let me down. Byron did not deserve this ending.