A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole

fiction classics challenging funny medium-paced

394 pages | first published 1980

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"A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directio...
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Moods

funny 90%
lighthearted 42%
reflective 28%
challenging 27%
dark 26%
adventurous 21%
sad 15%
emotional 9%
tense 8%
hopeful 4%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 32%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 36% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 24% | Yes: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 61% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 1%

Average rating

3.65