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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
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Mar 11, 2011

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I think "zany" is the adjective I'm going to go with here. Also possibly "wacky." Definitely has a very distinctive style (there are a lot of people screaming and snarling) and an eye-poppingly terrible protagonist (think "Falstaff goes slightly madder, gets even fatter, and hits New Orleans", and you're pretty close). The plot sort of wanders around aimlessly--the book is definitely much more invested in atmosphere and general ridiculousness. Overall, so crazed it became kind of awesome.
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