Read: Confederacy of Dunces

Did not love this book. I know, it won the Pulitzer but I’ve seen plenty of things I didn’t think deserving of the prize especially when it comes to photography. But, I included this book here because I know so many people who loved this book. Some even say it is the funniest book ever written but I have to majorly disagree with that one. It’s okay. I’m glad I read it but I won’t spend much time thinking about it. This does not mean this is a bad book. This means the book wasn’t a good fit for me. A Confederacy of Dunces is a celebrated book, so don’t take my word for it, read it yourself.

6 Comments on “Read: Confederacy of Dunces”

  1. Totally agree Dan, it came highly recommended to me but I just didn’t enjoy it, felt flat, not sure I even laughed once – maybe I’m on a different wavelength!

  2. i loved this book. multiple readings. the best part for me are the new orleans speech patterns. much like faulkner in his depictions of the rural south. whether you enjoyed or not, i believe it to be in a literary list of must reads.

    currently cranking through ‘on the plain of snakes’ from theroux. i just added ‘black lamb and grey falcon’ by rebecca west. that might be something for you.

  3. I don’t care how celebrated a book is, if it doesn’t work in my head, whatever the reason, I will put it down and move on, Ulysses and Infinite Jest come to mind.

      1. And frankly, at this point in my life I’m less attracted to stories and information, and more attracted to poetry.

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