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Neon Bible, the (1989) [Novel]
by John Kennedy Toole Rating: Weighted - 7.3 / Average - 7.2 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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The Neon Bible tells the story of David, a young boy growing up in a small Southern town in the 1940s. David's voice is perfectly calibrated, disarmingly funny, sad, shrewd, gathering force from page to page with an emotional directness that never lapses into sentimentality. Through it we share his awkward, painful, universally recognizable encounter with first love, we participate in boy evangelist Bobbie Lee Taylor's revival, we meet the pious, bigoted townspeople. From the opening lines of The Neon Bible, David is fully alive, naive yet sharply observant, drawing us into his world through the sure artistry of John Kennedy Toole.

Original title: The Neon Bible
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Neon Bible, the

Neon Bible, the (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Heartfelt emotion, communicated in clean direct prose...a remarkable achievement." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
  • "A powerful novel that belongs on the shelf with the works of Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, and Eudora Welty. It is a moving evocation of the small-town South in the mid-twentieth century, and it is an expertly crafted tale of an adolescent boy finding the courage to make the decisions to change his life." William McKeen, Orlando Sentinel
  • "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
  • "Shockingly mature.... Even at sixteen, Toole knew that the way to write about complex emotions is to express them simply." Kerry Luft, Chicago Tribune
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Neon Bible, the (1989)

ISBN: 0802132073

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