A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0394179692 Global Overview for this book
Registered by unknowncritic on 4/24/2007
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by unknowncritic at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (4/24/2007 UTC) at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Releasing in Tribefan's Actually Read Box

Journal Entry 2 by unknowncritic on Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, May 10, 2007
Took out of Tribefan's Books I've Actually Read bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, April 10, 2010
1001 book to read before you die --- I almost died reading it. I certainly wouldn't put this on a must read list. I completed the book because it was registered by another BCer. I completely miss any comedic (or any other) value this book holds. The main character Ignatius seems to be to be suffering from some kind of affliction, and I find no humor in this. The characters may be original, but all of them uninspiring and just uninteresting.

I was surprised to learn that the author died of suicide. How tragic.

The book is going into an Already Book Crossed (ABC) bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (4/16/2010 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! A 1001 book to read before you die. Going into my Already Book Crossed (ABC) bookbox. Travel well as you find a new home.

Journal Entry 6 by k00kaburra at San Jose, California USA on Thursday, June 24, 2010
I love this book, but I always have trouble explaining why without resorting to generalities like "Well, it's funny!" "The characters are so over-the-top and ridiculous!" "It twists itself into dozens of complicated pretzels but straightens everything at the end" etc.

It's just...really, really funny. It's like if you took Homer Simpson as a launching pad, shot him up 'til his intelligence was middling genius, and blasted off in creative frenzy into the 1950's New Orleans. Except not so much, and ever so much more.

It's a book I find impossible to describe, but agree that it seems to be a love or hate with most people. It doesn't seem to middle or medium at all.

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This is book no. 291 on the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" list.


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This book enjoyed a brief stay in San Jose, California before continuing its travels in the Already Book Crossed (ABC) bookbox.

Journal Entry 7 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Taking this book out of Booklady331's ABC Bookbox.

I have read this book a few times. This is one of those books you either love it or hate it. Kind of like The Catcher in the Rye. You either "get it" or you don't.

A Confederacy of Dunces - My other copy

Journal Entry 8 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Putting this book back into Booklady331's ABC Bookbox. I hope it finds a new reader!

Journal Entry 9 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, February 03, 2011
Arrived home in my ABC bookbox. Since this book started out in the box, I am going to remove it and try to find someone else to give it to.

Released 10 yrs ago (2/4/2011 UTC) at ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Enjoy! A 1001 book to ciloma for the KTM and RABCK release challenges 2011. Happy Reading.

Journal Entry 11 by ciloma at Spirit Lake, Idaho USA on Thursday, February 24, 2011
2011-02-24> This arrived in the mail today. Thanx a bunch!!
2020-08-30> Oh Dear! I was unsure what to expect of this book. Most of what I read was love it or hate it. Like others say, I have a hard time explaining it. I found the book rather humorous. The characters are over the top. The situations are, too. The author absolutely nailed the slang. I enjoyed the read. It wasn't compelling for me - I was able to put it down for a day or two without wanting to pick it up. When I did I wondered why I'd left it so long, though. I wonder what other wonders the author would have come up with had he not died. Did the fact that no one thought the book was publishable lead to his suicide? Would I recommend this book? That depends on the person I'm talking to. Would I add it to my permanent collection? No. Not an emotionally touching enough book for me.

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