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A Confederacy of Dunces Characters ¸ 102 Û Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereA green hunting cap sueezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head The green earflaps full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at onceLong in that bus was like hurtling into the abyss But Ignatius's uiet life of tyrannizing his mother and writing his endless comparative history screeches to a halt when he is almost arrested by the overeager Patrolman Mancuso who mistakes him for a vagrant and then involved in a car accident with his tipsy mother behind the wheel One thing leads to another and before he knows it Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a jobOver the next several hundred pages our hero stumbles from one adventure to the next His stint as a hotdog vendor is less than successful and he soon turns his employers at the Levy Pants Company on their heads Ignatius's path through the working world is populated by marvelous secondary characters the stripper Darlene and her talented cockatoo; the septuagenarian secretary Miss Trixie whos. I hated this book I almost gave up after the first 20 pages but I decided to stick with it and give it a chance Wrong My first instinct was correctThe only thing that might have saved this for me was if the main character Ignatius faced a long slow painful death There was absolutely nothing about him that I found redeeming or appealing Has there ever been a annoying obnoxious character in literature If so I don't want to know I had heard that this was supposed to be an hilarious book; I don't think I laughed once I'm left to wonder if this book would have this much hype if it wasn't for the story of its author He killed himself; his mom found this manuscript and got someone to publish it Then it won the Pulitzer Truly in the words of the great Dorothy Parker this is not a book to be tossed aside lightly It should be thrown with great force

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E desperate attempts to retire are constantly comically thwarted; gay blade Dorian Greene; sinister Miss Lee proprietor of the Night of Joy nightclub; and Myrna Minkoff the girl Ignatius loves to hate The many subplots that weave through A Confederacy of Dunces are as complicated as anything you'll find in a Dickens novel and just as beautifully tied together in the end But it is Ignatius selfish domineering and deluded tragic and comic and larger than life who carries the story He is a modern day uixote beset by giants of the modern age His fragility cracks the shell of comic bluster revealing a deep streak of melancholy beneath the antic humor John Kennedy Toole committed suicide in 1969 and never saw the publication of his novel Ignatius Reilly is what he left behind a fitting memorial to a talented and tormented life. I thought the book was ok One of my old boyfriends recommended it to me and while I was reading it I told him what an asshole I thought Ignatius J Reilly was and that I was sick of hearing about his valve He got pissed off at me and told me that I didn't get it He said Ignatius was a misunderstood genius stuck in a shitty town with no one who understood him To be honest my eyes kind of glazed over and I don't remember the rest of his rant but I finished the book anyway I think the most valuable thing I learned was to lie on my left side to fart One of my pet peeves is when someone says You just don't get it No I get it I just don't like it One time I saw this shitty band I don't remember their name open for the White Stripes and they kept saying You guys don't get it Some of you get it but the rest of you just don't get it NO you guys just SUCK

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A Confederacy of DuncesAlternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereA green hunting cap sueezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head The green earflaps full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once Full pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and at their corners sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbsMeet Ignatius J Reilly the hero of John Kennedy Toole's tragicomic tale A Confederacy of Dunces This 30 year old medievalist lives at home with his mother in New Orleans pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed and relays to anyone who will listen the traumatic experience he once had on a Greyhound Scenicruiser bound for Baton Rouge Speeding a. One fine morning Fortuna spun my wheel of luck and put me on a flight to NYC The person who was sitting next to me refusing to indulge in modern day perversities like movies pulled out his book and sat down reading He must have been enjoying it immensely because he kept laughing out loud every now and then Soon he realized that some people had started turning around to give him weird looks Poor guy didn't have an option but to put the book down But Fortuna being the degenerate wanton that she can sometimes be was in a mood to play a cruel joke on him Even after he had put the book down he couldn't help suddenly bursting out into laughter More stares More embarrassmentThat was when I noticed that the book he had been reading was A Confederacy of Dunces Having read it only a week earlier I could understand that he wasn't a nutcaseTo those who haven't read this book yet WARNING 'A Confederacy of Dunces' is extremely hilarious and is known to have caused uncontrollable laughter in several cases Read it in public at your own risk