Posted by Sam on June 2, 2022, 2:20 pm
I just finished A Confederacy of Dunces. I had read it (or most of it?) in my teenage years at some point. It was fun to read again this time. Not trying to make too much of it other than that... on the other hand, this article is what inspired me to read it again: (https://www.newyorker.com/books/second-read/the-uneasy-afterlife-of-a-confederacy-of-dunces)
Now I'm reading The Alchemist. On deck is Cat's Cradle, which will be, I believe, my 4th Vonnegut.
What is everyone reading? Also curious to hear opinions of the aforementioned three.
Someone gifted me The Alchemist last Christmas. It's rather famous, isn't it? I'm going to wait to do any background research on it until I'm finished with it, but... weird Christian people like this book, don't they? I think it was a mistake to put a foreword from the author in my edition, which is essentially a big self-pat on the back. It turned me cynically against the work before I even started it. I admire how spartanly written it is... has a timeless quality to it -- but I'm not about to have my worldview changed by this God-humping sh*t... (Personal Legend [capital 'P' and capital 'L'], my arse...)
- Nightmare Alley - Paul C June 8, 2022, 6:24 am
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- "Confederacy of Dunces" is pretty fun - Pugeye June 2, 2022, 2:43 pm