"Men of few words are the best men." - William Shakespeare, King Henry V, Act III, Scene II

Monday, May 27, 2013

QMBC XX: A Confederacy of Dunces



Reading


A Confederacy of Dunces
by
John Kennedy Toole

Kennedy's, Westland Row, Dublin.
27th May 2013

One Sentence Summaries


Mycroft Webb: Dem guys and gals from Pulitzer loved this here book - and so did I. Ooo-wee! I guess that's Boethius.

Carl Jameson: What mongoloid created this abortion?

Ramius Valderón: Its nauseous humour releases the valve.

William Clay: Penguin hardly essential.

Whitby Syme: He's a Paradise gas man.

Tiger McGavin: I hope Iggy and Mizzy get busy.

Scores


William Clay: 50/83
Jack Reacherness: 0/10
Quincey Morrisness: 1/20
N'orleansness: 49/53

Tiger McGavin: 72/83
Action: 9/13
Well writtenness: 13/13
Sexiness: 5/8 (the scene with the dog)
Quincey Morrisness: 10/14
Interestingness: 15/15
Unputdownableness: 20/20

Carl Jameson: 60.5/83
(=The Gingerman)

Whitby Syme: 66/83
Characters: 20/20
Execution: 18/20
Food for thought: 5/10
Plot: 16/20
Extra points: 7/13

Mycroft Webb: 66/83
Well writtenness: 17/20
Interestingness: 18/23
Discussableness: 5/10
Characters: 18/20
Unputdownableness: 8/10

Ramius Valderón: 67/83

A Confederacy of Dunces earned a QMBC rating of 63.58 / 83.

Nominations

Ramius Valderón
- The Dinner by Herman Koch

William Clay
- Inferno by Dan Brown ("Tom Hanks in Inferno by Tom Hanks")
- Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson
- Broken Harbor by Tana French

Whitby Syme
- The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
- The Night of the Gun by David Carr

Mycroft Webb
- The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

Tiger McGavin:
- The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
- Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Carl Jameson
- The Magicians by Lev Grossman
- The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

The Voting


BookMcGavinWebbSymeClayValderónJamesonTotal
The Wasp Factory100-200-100-400
The Orphan Master's Son200-----200
Inferno300300---100700
Lady Chatterley's Lover-100300---400
The Dinner-200---200400
The Magicians--100200300-600
The Night of the Gun---100--100
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet---300-300600
Hell's Angels----200- 200

Next: Inferno
Nearly: The Magicians / The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

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