7% done with A Confederacy of Dunces

Jeez, this is a funny book. There isn’t a missed opportunity for a laugh or some sort of bizarre scene. All the characters are incredibly vivid, even if they only consist of smoke and space-age sunglasses.

There is a strange aura of mental illness about all this, however. Everything feels off somehow, like a poor mind that’s run-down. Maybe that’s why there is a feeling of sadness sticking to everything.