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La Conjura De Los Necios

I’ve reached the last page once more. Myrna has gone back to New York and is constantly engaged in social protests of one form or the other.

The human body, when confined, produces certain odors which we tend to forget in this age of deodorants and other perversions. At the age of 32, Toole committed suicide by sealing himself inside a garage, dying of carbon monoxide poisoning. For example after attempting to capture a stray cat on the street he is asked by his mother about some wounds on his hands.

He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of kennexy modern age. What a smug pile of overripe garbage. One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job.

When he ventures into reality for some purpose or other, it inevitably results in chaos and disorder, so there’s a sense in which he’s an tolle of chaos. Do most people relate with Ignatius?


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View all 55 comments. Honestly, I sometimes enjoy trashing a book. Book ratings by Goodreads. Jul 16, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each evening he attends the movies, eagerly awaiting his favorite film star’s latest feature. It’s Toole’s fault that he was too adept at creating characters that embody so much of what disgusts kennedt in real people.

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It appears more battered than when I last read it. They may seal their own doom. But every character was painted with such broad-strokes buffoonery it’s hard to ttoole focus on that character.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: John Kennedy Toole committed suicide in and never saw the publication of his novel.

Toole’s students would have had tears in their eyes. Overall, I strongly disliked the book. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The story of Toole, and the novel by which he apparently vented the demons that lurked within his existentially unhale self, is a sad one, and that foreknowledge endows A Confederacy of Dunces with a patina of melancholy before the first page is turned; a lacquer directly at odds with neios immensely high expectations and consequent eagerness I brought into its reading due to the superlatives I had discovered ere I opted to take the plunge: View all kennddy comments.

Reilly, a buffoonish overweight man-child with poor fashion sense, worse social skills, and deplorable hygiene.

A Confederacy of Dunces

To those who haven’t read this book yet: His evident intelligence, his publishing failures, and his depression clearly combined to lead him to his unfortunate end. And what is more, he thinks this idiot-filled world is in league against him.


What blissful ignorance of one’s own flaws! There is never a dull moment here and the implicit criticism of American consumerism was and remains revelatory and thought-provoking. Sep 30, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Like Proust’s madeleine, the wonderful references to NOLA summoned to my mind memories of a happier, pre-Katrina time in one of my favorite municipalities.

Had it been a short novel, I might have had patience for the silly main character, his mother complaining on the phone and all the rest, but to carry on for over pages seriously annoyed me. You may remember that Mark Twain preferred to lie supinely in bed while composing those rather dated and boring efforts which contemporary scholars try to prove meaningful. It’s not that I don’t love my Kindle because I do, to an almost psychotic extent. Until his death inToole spiralled into alcoholism and depression.

Reilly, a buffoonish overweight man-child with poor This is the book that almost broke my book club. She must have inflicted me with some kind of temporary Tourette’s syndrome because I was helpless to squelch the string of profanities that wrenched themselves from my mouth every time she opened hers.