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The Neon Bible
The Neon Bible
Author: John Kennedy Toole
David's father goes off to war, leaving David and his mother to fight poverty and shame on their own in a small Southern town. — John Kennedy Toole—who won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling comic masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces—wrote The Neon Bible for a literary contest at the age of sixteen....  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780802111081
ISBN-10: 0802111084
Publication Date: 5/1989
Pages: 162
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Not the masterpiece that his other novel is, but an interesting early glimpse at the author. Especially for fans of "A Confederacy of Dunces"
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Helpful Score: 1
The first novel by the Pulitzer-prize winning author of THe Confederacy of Dunces, the amazingly funny and original novel set in New Orleans. From the back cover: "John Kennedy Toole's tender, nostalgic side is as brilliantly effective as his corrosive satire. If you liked To Kill a Mockingbird you will love The Neon Bible."--Florence King.
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Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely love this book; it is short, sweet, and heart-wrenching. I really enjoyed this more than Confederacy of Dunces and cannot believe this came from a 16-year-old.
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