I first read this book a couple months ago in preparation for my English class. I read it again recently for the actual class, and as such have decided to count it again. Reflecting upon my first review of it, I did enjoy the book the first time, but this reading was even better! Now that I actually had the benefit of analyzing and discussing the book with my class and professor (who is actually very knowledgeable about the book), I loved the book even more. Definitely one of my new favorites!
Trying to summarize the plot is impossible - the book cannot really be categorized. Ignatius is an over-educated oaf who stays home filling his writing tablets full of his offbeat musings on ancient history, which he plans to organize and publish some day but which presently reside all over his bedroom floor. He then works at a series of odd jobs, all the while he begins work on his latest opus, The Journal of the Working Boy.
Up Next: Re-reading "Slaughterhouse-Five" (Also for my English class.)
21 / 50 books ~ 42% done!
4497 / 15000 pages ~ 30% done!