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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
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it was amazing
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Most characters in this book are unlikeable. Ignatius alone is an obscene, terrible human being, the embodiment of gluttony and hypocrisy. And the way he treats the people around him, especially his mother, is unfathomable. I'd rather die than actually meet any of these characters in real life.

However, the ridiculousness of it all, set to the backdrop of New Orleans and Toole's incredible writing, had me laughing throughout the whole thing. It took me on a journey, a weird escapism to a strange, kinda horrible, but also beautiful place.

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Reading Progress

December 19, 2016 – Started Reading
December 19, 2016 – Shelved
February 27, 2017 – Shelved as: favorites
February 27, 2017 – Finished Reading

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