Believe it or not, Mrs. Millions reads circles around me, she just doesn’t feel compelled to maintain a blog about it (I know, crazy). But I was able to convince her to send along a note about the best book she read this year.
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole — Ignatius J. Reilly’s voluminous tweed trousers and accompanying ensemble are a spectacular introduction to an engaging, disgusting, provocative, hilarious, and amazing book about a ridiculous human. The density of prose and of Reilly’s hulking mass left me incredulous.
Speaking of which, I got a real kick out of the Confederacy of Dunces reference in the movie Sideways.