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Re: [Groop]Re: Summer reading list



In a message dated 6/16/0 11:24:40 PM, a2sg@yahoo.com writes:

>But, on to my suggestion: A Confederacy of Dunces, by
>John Kennedy Toole.  

YES! A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES! A Masterpiece of Idiocy! A MUST for Groo Fans. 
I do believe it is time to reread that one!!!

Toole had reportedly been hawking his book to publishers for a long time, and 
apparently never told his friends and family about it. Distraught, he took 
his own life. Months (I think, perhaps even a year or two???) later, his 
mother was cleaning out his closet and discovered the manuscript and the 
rejection letters. If I'm remembering it properly, she practically bullied a 
publisher into printing it. 

True, all the characters in the book were on some level unsympathetic or 
downright unlikeable, yet the story is engrossing. If you give it a chance, I 
think you'll find the book something of a guilty pleasure! NEXT...

In a message dated 6/18/0 1:26:49 PM, kevin.hall@umassmed.edu writes:

>Phule series by Robert Asprin...Phule's Company is the first book. 

Another goody, I read two or three of these about 10 years ago and haven't 
thought of them since, a delightfully silly parody of Military Space 
Adventures. 

-Larry Steller AKA The Sheik Of Literacy



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