Great writer. This book is OK though. It's not as good as some recent biographies I've read recently. But, it still held my interest.Published 4 months ago by William Schnabel
This does the Toole genius no respect and is as salacious as it is gratuitous.
Shame on LSU press for lowering themselves to such undocumented drivel. Read more
This is very badly written and appears to be put together by illiterates.
But don't let me stop there, it is not only the presentation that is wanting it is the information. Read more
Notice the 5-star reviews are clustered around June 2001, when the hardcover came out, and April 2005, when the paperback came out--could it be the authors got their friends and... Read morePublished on December 7, 2008 by Mern
This book a must read for anyone who loved Confederacy Of Dunces and The Neon Bible.Published on January 8, 2008 by M. Stahl
Finally, a background book on the life and death of the man and the author. I've heard many a story but all went unattributed. Read morePublished on November 4, 2006 by cv60
The classical construct of a traditional biography is to end with the subject's death. In the singular case of John Kennedy Toole this is simply not possible, for after his death... Read morePublished on September 20, 2005 by Bachelier
As a New Orleanian I thought that Ignatius Rising was a comprehensive and thoughtful biography of J. K. Toole. Read morePublished on August 2, 2005 by J. M. West
This book is shockingly bad. If you are a fan of Toole's work and life, this is not the place to get your info. Read morePublished on May 27, 2005 by A. W. Feidler