Recently the Wednesday book club met and discussed “A confederacy of dunces”. It seems the group had divided opinions on this book
Val – “overblown pap” Heavy going. Did not enjoy.
Susie – Loved it. Did not finish but wishes to. Character “obnoxious but delicious”
Adrienne – Ignatius “pompous” Personality disorder, autistic? Visually evocative, challenging.
Sonja – Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great writing, psych condition? Self deluded. Great characters including Miss Trixie. Recommended as a good read.
John – Writhing good. Characters abominable. Too long. Scenarios “unbelievable” . Good novella
Chris – Loved the book. Divides people. Satire. Not of his time (Ignatius) Miss Trixie was a project. Think Ignatius was moral.
Discussion related to publishers of book and type of publication
Margaret – Loathed the book. Could not be bothered, too long-winded.
Di – Themes racist etc.