Stuart of From Despair To Where fame has kept his side of the bargain and completed the Book Survey Meme mentioned in a previous post. We are definitely kindred spirits with our mutual admiration for Patrick Hamilton and Charles Bukowski.
I've always meant to read Confederacy of Dunces, and Stuart's strong recommendation means that it gets bumped up the list of books that I should read in the immediate future. Mention of Disaffection is also an interesting choice. I read the novel about 13 years ago, when I jumped headlong into all things Kelman, but I have to be honest and admit that my memory of the novel today is at best sketchy. However, all these years on, I remember enough of the novel to understand where Stuart is coming from when he writes: "This novel makes for very uncomfortable reading. Too close to the bone. But bloody brilliant. The last book to make me cry."
Maybe it's time for me to re-read it.