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But, oh, they do. Do I sound like a terrible curmudgeon right now? Sometimes it’s simply a matter of taste, sometimes it’s just bad timing, sometimes it’s me having a visceral reaction to a work of fiction that shouldn’t get under my skin so deeply.

He is content to be provided for by his kennery and whatever Fate or Fortune brings. Hate is a pretty strong word. The parrot on his shoulder reminded me of the Mexico episode in Bellow’s Augie March which Toolf also loved and reviewed here. It’s just that, after cpnjura e-reader became less of a reading device and more of an avenue for proving my Scrabble dominance over that dick AI even though I almost always wind up with more vowels than I think the game really includes, I simply grew accustomed to not using Ruggles the Kindle for his intended nose-in-a-book purpose no, I haven’t given all of my gadgets Pynchonian monikers; yes, I do see the irony in naming my e-reader after an author who was famously reluctant for his works to be digitalized.

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But ultimately he was a romantic at heart, and there is a happy ending. The group was roughly split on loving or hating the book, and responses lived at those two extremes.

Feb 24, Ian “Marvin” Graye rated it really liked it Shelves: That was when I noticed that the book he had been reading was A Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole had committed suicide over a decade before this book had eventually been published, and thereafter won a posthumous Tole.

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He is literally and metaphorically larger than life: I can imagine the fits of laughter his students would have had as they heard some of the sentences and expressions emerge from his mouth. Over the next several hundred pages, our hero stumbles from one adventure to the next. Somewhere between Portnoy’s Complaint and Don Quixote, this is a true modern masterpiece and well-worth the read.

However, Ignatius has firmly protected his virginity, taking conjira in hand for necessary relief, but leaving himself celibate. In a short lived relationship with some black workers from a pants factory he discovered that they were striving for the wrong things.

And kennedy are right with Ignatius watching the wheel of Goddess Fortuna turn as we turn the pages. Thus, any artistic medium that relies heavily on comedy is likely to engender varied responses.

How much do I love A Confederacy of Dunces? I took the title differently. Certainly it was no mere accident; indeed it must have been a result of afflatus imparted by the goddess herself Dear Reader, Fortuna evidently was smiling upon my being when I endeavored to undertake the consumption of this philosophical masterpiece. You may skip the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.

Percy reluctantly agreed, but upon completing the read recognized that he had read something great. Ignatius ventures through this subject matter on the way to some sort of climax or revelation conjuga the end of the book. But his wife was also expecting a baby any day, so it occurred to me that he had other things on his mind.

I was pretty keen on Mr. Over pages, and nothing to quote. Books by John Kennedy Toole. Actually, Darlene’s cockatoo might have been one of the most likable characters in the book by virtue of his role in kicking off the climax.


Gold rated it it was amazing. Firstly because dialogue filled text is such a quick read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It was on my TBR for far too long, god I’ve been missing out on so much by not reading this novel.

La Conjura de Los Necios

One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job. Around the Year i He is bombastically opinionated, gaseous, arrogant, and looks at the world through a Ignatius kaleidoscope that has little resemblance to real nexios.

You certainly don’t want to be related to kennefy. Having read it only a week earlier, I could understand that he wasn’t a nutcase. Toole’s Ignatius is intellectualism gone wrong. Also, I am gleefully drunk at this particular moment so please kennedg me for any logical or grammatical inconsistencies currently present in this preface. Failing to negotiate his way through the debauchery, Ignatius ends up ejected and dejected in the street, where he is almost run over by the reality of a city bus.

What blissful ignorance of one’s own flaws!

Reilly, a buffoonish overweight man-child with poor This is the book that almost broke my book club. As Ignatius said, “This subject deserves the attention of a profound thinker who has a certain perspective on the world’s cultural development.

Slapstick, not irony or sarcasm, is the method to capture the audience here.

Sep 30, Paul Bryant rated it did not like it. He is slothful, spoiled, and lazy. It describes the plight of a just man in an unjust society.