Comedy or Tragedy?: A Confederacy of Dunces


A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole

Reading Challenges: 20 In Your 20s


Have you ever read a book you either could not finish or had difficulty understanding? Up until the past month, the only book (besides school readings) that I did not enjoy or “get” was Jane Eyre. If you were to ask me why I do not like Jane Eyre, I couldn’t tell you. I tried three times to read that book and I was never successful.

Last month, I picked up A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Toole’s work became my next read for two reasons – my boyfriend suggested it and my father included a sweet note when gifting me the book for my birthday. Read more

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Book Trauma

My sister sent me this picture the other day. I thought the book lovers on Sitting in the Stacks could relate.

This photo is also timely, since I recently finished a book and am in the process of finishing the review. So, standby for a review of Confederacy of Dunces!

What book left you feeling like the little guy in the photo? What book were you the saddest to finish? Was there a book that actually traumatized you? Read more