Ron’s #36: Confess, Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

December 25, 2012 0

Yes, that Fletch, the same character from the 1985 movie with Chevy Chase. After I saw that movie in high school, I read a few of the books on which it was based. Gregory Mcdonald has nine books with Irwin Maurice Fletcher as an investigative reporter sleuthing, disguising, and lying […]

Ron’s #33: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

December 21, 2012 3

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.  Jonathan Swift Swift’s quotation describes Ignatius J. Reilly better than you could possible imagine. The entire world is filled with idiots interfering, cheating, manipulated the misunderstood genius, or […]

Ron’s #46: Candide by Voltaire

December 15, 2011 0

  Yes, this is a rereading of a book for school, but like most books, I got more out of it on a second reading. I love this short novel of a young man’s journey through the world of sin, evil, and darkness to test preconceived theological and philosophical notions […]

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