05 December 2009

Confederacy of Dunces ~ John Kennedy Toole

***** FAVOURITE ***** 

Winner : Pulitzer Prize 1981
First Tuesday Book Club

A GREAT read! A gem! A joy!
Pulitzer Prize Winner

Rich, rich language - like gulping down a double-choc-fudge-mudcake. At times it seemed like every sentence had been carefully and individually honed, shaped, polished, tested.

Characters were all larger than life. Dialogue sparkled with local flavour. It was set in New Orleans with a wonderful (but by no means stereotyped) sense of place.

Ignatius is an obese loony layabout with an equally loony overindulgent mother. He is forced to get a job - first at a pants factory and then as a hot-dog cart guy.

Loved it!!!!