Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Too many Dunces October 17, 2007

Filed under: Confederacy of Dunces — antof9 @ 11:07 am

“My mentality, incontrollable and wanton as always, whispered to me a scheme so magnificent and daring that I shrank from the very thought of what I was hearing. Stop! I cried imploringly to my god-like mind. This is madness!”

This is completely poetic. However you feel about the book you can’t disagree that it is written beautifully. Share a favorite or funny passage!

Read to Chapter 12. We are meeting at Cafe Europa.


Searching for the Genius October 10, 2007

Filed under: Confederacy of Dunces — antof9 @ 8:51 am

“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy againist him.”Jonathan Swift

IL brought up this quote (found in the front of the book) at our last meeting. She is wondering who the genuis will be.

Some are finding this book a little trying to read. And I have to admit that at times I’m throughly annoyed by the character Ignatius. How do you feel about this character? Who do you think the genius will be?

Please read to Chapter 9. We are meeting at Devil’s Food (per IL).

1020-1024 S. Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 


No COD’s October 3, 2007

Filed under: Confederacy of Dunces — antof9 @ 9:21 am

This week we are starting Conderacy of Dunces. So far it’s pretty funny and I have already underlined things that I think Ant would underline.  Please read up to Chapter 5. Since there are so many versions I can’t give you an exact page number but its around 100-120.

This week we are trying something new and meeting at Duffey’s Bakery. I’m about 80% sure there will be appropriate seating…but if not we will wing it. They apparently have the best cinnamon rolls in the world (well at least that’s what Misc. says). See you at 10:30.

Duffey’s Bakery Cafe
1225 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO