Read This! First Book Review…

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

I’m sorry. I have spent two and a half weeks trying to read this book. Or at least finish the damn thing. I don’t like it. I find it annoying and very strange. I am also shocked that it won a Pulitzer. And slightly confused as to where all the “comedy” is? Wha? There is actual comedy in the book? Is it at the end? ‘Cause I am not getting to it anytime soon.

I am very disappointed with this book. It will be joining a very short list of books that I could not finish. Have still not finished. If you knew just how much I loved to read, you would understand why this pains me so.

1- The Secret Life of Bees- I am nowhere near finishing it.
2- She’s Come Undone- Yeah.
3- Quite a Year For Plums- One of the worst books I have ever attempted to read. Ever.

Let me know what y’all thought about it.


6 thoughts on “Read This! First Book Review…

  1. Wordnerd says:

    Awww, I’m so disappointed that you didn’t like it. It’s one of my favorites, and I actually laughed out loud through most of it. Oh, well, different strokes, I guess. Secret Life of Bees is on my list, if I ever get around to being able to read for more than five minutes at a time.

  2. Jenny H. says:

    Wordnerd- I know. I am so disappointed. Secret Life of Bees was just horrible. I still haven’t finished it…

  3. Kelly Malloy says:

    I so agree with you on this one! Could not come close to finishing it! I did like She’s Come Undone though…

  4. Jenny H. says:

    Kelly- I tried again last night. No dice. It is just bad.

  5. Nancy says:

    I’m three months late on this, ugh. Didn’t mean to disappear. School and work got intense and I lost track of time.
    I couldn’t finish the book either. It was too difficult to get through. Some of the humor I got, but it was just too difficult to trudge through.

    The Secret Life of Bees I like though; I read it in one day.

  6. Jenny H. says:

    Nancy- Don’t feel bad, I completely understand.

    Still not liking Bees three months later…

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