Eric L. Neggilfan

 
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The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small but powerful book, March 28 2006
By now, there's little dispute about "Gatsby" being the classic that it is. And if you're not a fan, if nothing else, you didn't have to invest a great amount of time inthe book, for it is not long. But the character of Jay Gatsby is quite unique. Jay Gatsby loves without judgment, without conquest or need. The sad irony is that the object of such noble sentiment is a shallow yet benign Daisy, a lethargic, bored, and wealthy philistine. Gatsby is not a wise hero, otherwise this novel would be pedantic and obvious. Gatsby shares the shallowness of modern society, and its belief system of material possession. Gatsby is, simply put, 'unaffected', pure, a blind unabashed dreamer. Jay… Read more
Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen
Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, March 28 2006
SKIN TIGHT has a tad bit (ok, a lot) of naughtiness and deaths of characters. Otherwise, the sick humor and the strange and funny events will keep you laughing. This book is also a quick read and is well worth your time. The plot progresses at a fast pace, and just when you think all is well something goes wrong. But things don't stay grim for long as Hiaasen always comes up with a quirky quote or something funny to say. This book is well written and is easy to relate too. Overall, it if you like to comedy and action all rolled up in one nice package, you should definitely choose SKIN TIGHT by Carl Hiaasen. You must also try McCrae's "KATZENJAMER" for another treat-hilarious, disturbing,… Read more
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Much like many great books, this takes a few pages to get into, but it really is a laugh-out-loud book. It's the kind of book that when you see strangers reading it, you feel compelled to start talking about it with them. This is slapstick humor with an advanced degree -- it's silly event after silly event, but done so intelligently that you can't help but read this book with a wry grin on your face. Try this book! If you like slapstick you will enjoy it. Another book I need to recommend ---- Katzenjammer(J.T.Mccrae)----- which is even more hysterical It's as if Toole was channeled by the author. And we could use another "Toole."