I fucked up. I read the foreword beforegetting to the actual story. Completely messed up my reading experience. 

I knew almost nothing about this book going into it. I knew it was supposed to be funny though. That’s it. I knew nothing about the story or about the author. Nothing. That is until I read the foreword. Something I never do. I usually go back and read it after I finish the story. But for some reason, I didn’t do that this time. 

Now, to the story. It’s about this 30-year old guy named Ignatius J. Reilly who has a completely unique worldview. His mother forces him to go out and find a job to help pay for a debt. What follows is a fantastic series of events that all interconnect and directly involve Ignatius and his antics.

I found this book to be depressing. I didn’t laugh or find any part of it funny. If you couldn’t tell I blame the foreword. I read waaay too much into this story. Way too much. I did like how it was equal parts offensive. See, it wasn’t all bad. Honestly though, I want to wipe this book from my memory. So that’s all I have to say about it…

2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.

Prompt: a book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

[Someone in the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Goodreads group recommended this book :/

Challenge Update: 48/50

4 thoughts on “A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

  1. Ooh, damn. Never read the foreword before you finish the book, that will contain spoilers and analysis and by then your minds been primed to process the actual story in a certain way. 😭 Always wanted to read this for the laughs, but it seems it’s not that funny *smh*

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