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He has constructed his own medieval world-view by which he judges everything and everybody around him. This is the book that almost broke my book club. Tople was my buddy Colin who picked the book. He is disruptive, dishonest, and frankly disgusting.

This further cemented my belief that the only vonjura classics are called so is because some committee agreed and the public thought the committee must be right. Though it’s not like many of the other characters had a whole lot more going for them other than reluctant sympathy and the old adage that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

View all 22 comments. What blissful ignorance of one’s own flaws!

View all 28 comments. I didn’t know I even had a pyloric valve until I met Ignatius J. Mar kennddy, Nathan Marshall rated it it was amazing. What a colossal waste of my life. The one character with a semblance of actual rather than perceived aptitude is Burma Jones, a black porter at the club Night of Joy.

There was absolutely nothing about him that I found redeeming or cohjura. I don’t recall him reading a book in the novel, but he is obviously well-read. I’m very curious about how close this book was to his own life, as you could not draft these characters without some very specific models. It should be thrown with great force. Best friends, cool uncles. There is not a single likeable character.

Also, I am gleefully drunk at this particular moment so please forgive me for any logical or grammatical inconsistencies currently present in this preface. You neccios think that a splenetic outing with a crew of misfits and morons possessed the potential for delivering a pot of gold, conjurw this southern-flavored Confederacy turned out for me to be naught but an ugly crock of who-gives-a-shit? The human body, when confined, produces certain odors which we tend to forget in this age of deodorants and other perversions.


No puedo clasificarla de otra manera. View all 30 comments. I hated this book. This is more about the shiny new iPhone I acquired recently, the very device that signaled another blow to my pseudo-Luddite ways by thrusting me into the joyous world of being owned by a smartphone I had heard that this was supposed to be an hilariou I hated this book.


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One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job. I found the descriptions of New Orleans particularly diverting.

If you’ve ever ridden the DC metro at 7: Dear Reader, Fortuna evidently was smiling upon my being when I endeavored to undertake the consumption of this philosophical masterpiece. The group was roughly split on loving or hating the book, and responses lived at those two extremes. Slapstick, not irony or Have I lost my sense of humour?

There is something between me and the Pulitzers. I thought the book was ok. Around the Year i And it felt bloody freeing, even if I’ll never get the closure of punching Ignatius right in his stupid, Vaselined mustache. The universe, of course, is based upon the principle of the circle within the circle.

For the contemporary period, you should study some selected comic books. As Walker Percy wrote in his foreword to the novel, Ignatius is an irascible Don Quixote jousting against the windmills of a world of which he would rather not be a part. Momento en el que, como dice su protagonista, Fortuna hace girar su rueda hacia abajo y nunca sabemos cual es la desagradable sorpresa que nos depara el destino.

He had no idea that his character would become a descriptive term that even people who have never read the book will use in conversation, in some cases, without knowing the origin. I re-read the novel late this past May and it still holds up. We all know people like this — the over-educated, miserable, socially dysfunctional outcast who is so cut off from the world that he manages see everyone else through some sick, distorted prism in which he is only sane person, and everyone else is simply beneath him.


Reilly, floundering and farting his way through New Orleans in the s. Women would have wanted to sleep with me So, when I couldn’t keep myself from cracking up, I was very obviously that weird possibly-schizophrenic girl that every user of public transportation dreads. The rest is history. Description Classic novel by JKT, with this book he became one of the greatest american novelists and won The Pullitzer prize with it too.

Published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy who also contributed a foreword and Toole’s mother, the book became first a cult classic, then a mainstream success; it earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction inand is now considered a canonical work of modern literature of A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which reached publication ineleven years after Toole’s suicide.

The second time the joy was similar, but every reading experience of a book is different.

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Truly, in the words of the great Dorothy Parker, this is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. Toole combines comedy and tragedy in an unforgettable novel that does make a reader laugh out loud and feel true pity for the man for whom Kenbedy wheel spins an unpredictable course.

To be fair, her correspondence with Ignatius is fairly hilarious. See all 18 questions about A Confederacy of Dunces….