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"A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once." So enters one of the most memorable characters in recent American fiction.

The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

©1980 Thelma D. Toole (P)1997 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Barrett Whitener strikes just the right note." ( AudioFile)
" A Confederacy of Dunces has been reviewed almost everywhere, and every reviewer has loved it. For once, everyone is right." ( Rolling Stone)
"What a delight, what a roaring, rollicking, footstomping wonder this book is! I laughed until my sides ached, and then I laughed on." ( Chicago Sun-Times)

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  • danijobi
  • Köln, Deutschland
  • 01.04.2011

A sensational find

When you hear the introduction about the editor finding this manuscript by a long since deceased nobody and quickly discovering it as one of the quintessential comedic book of the century, you might get your expectations up quite high.
And guess what: A Confederacy of Dunces clears every bar, no matter how high. The book was funny as hell, but when you approached it the wrong way, a lot of the deeply disturbing humour might still be lost on you.
In this audiobook though, Barrett Whitener is utterly brillant in conveying the sheer madness of this universe, the creative chaos this is New Orleans and of course the utter weirdness and likability of this massive, one-of-a-kind protagonist called Ignatius J. Reilly, which you will never ever forget.

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