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3/13/08 1:53 PM
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deepu
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I trying really hard to enjoy this book (about 1/4 of the way through). Ignatius pisses me off so much that I stop reading. For those who love this book, does it pick and actually become funny? I mean, it's funny I guess but fuck this guy is annoying!
3/14/08 12:23 AM
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Edited: 14-Mar-08
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That would be why the author killed himself.
3/14/08 9:14 AM
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Willybone
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I remember all of the humor lying in his being an annoying bastard, and I liked it.
3/14/08 12:09 PM
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^^^^"I remember all of the humor lying in his being an annoying bastard, and I liked it. " - Agreed It's a satire, take it for what it is.
3/15/08 3:07 PM
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deepu
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Author killed himself? Had no idea. Anyways, it's getting better but I still can't say it's making me lol.
3/16/08 12:22 AM
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Edited: 16-Mar-08
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Not to ruin the book for you, but, IJR is a genius who suffers a mental collapse on the death of his father. He retreats into the world of medieval scholasticism (as typified by Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy). This puts him 1400 years out of phase with the people around him. IMHO CoD is the best American novel I have ever read, next to Robert E. Howard of course.
3/18/08 2:51 PM
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Edited: 18-Mar-08
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I liked it. IF you don't like it now you are probably aren't going to.
3/18/08 4:21 PM
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deepu
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Still reading it ... slowly though. While I appreciate the style and clever references, I guess the humour just doesn't appeal to me. Still, Ignatius is about to start riots with the factory workers and now I'm getting curious as to how all this will end.
4/5/08 8:33 PM
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Edited: Apr 5 2008 12:00A
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"IMHO CoD is the best American novel I have ever read"

--I agree. Gravity's Rainbow is up there, too.

As far as foreign, "100 years of solitude" has always been my favorite.
4/8/08 8:52 AM
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deepu
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Finally finished it last week. I like how it all wrapped up, but still fucking hated Ignatius and wanted him to get sent to the asylum lol.
4/25/08 11:24 PM
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Edited: Apr 25 2008 12:00A
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i spent 6 hellish months as an art teacher, but i did a project where students would have to read the description of i.j.r and draw him. i laughed for days at some of the interpretations. a few kids even decided to read the whole book.
5/20/08 12:45 PM
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Django
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For me, the part of the book where he is the hot dog vendor and the interactions with his boss are some of the funniest things I've read
6/28/09 11:19 PM
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most underrated book out there
7/9/09 4:39 PM
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None So Blind
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It's been ~25 years since I read it, so - is this the book where the main character jerks off with mayonnaise while thinking of his dead dog?


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