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Re: [Groop]Re: Summer reading list
In a message dated 6/16/0 11:24:40 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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
-Larry Steller AKA The Sheik Of Literacy
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