14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Insightful and sad.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Neon Bible (Paperback)
I was thrilled to find out that there was another novel in existence by the author of the funniest book ever written, Confederacy of Dunces. While this book is as insightful as Confederacy, it is sad, not funny, so don't expect the belly-laughs you got from Confederacy. But you should not skip this book either because even at 16, when Toole wrote this book, he was a great writer with even greater potential. It was a tragedy not just for him that he took his own life, but for us as readers.