By John Kennedy Toole
John Kennedy Toole, who gained a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling comedian masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces, wrote The Neon Bible for a literary contest on the age of 16. The manuscript languished in a drawer and have become the topic of a criminal conflict between Toole's heirs. It was once in basic terms in 1989, thirty-five years after it was once written and 20 years after Toole's suicide at thirty-one, that this amazingly entire and evocative novel was once freed for book. The Neon Bible tells the tale of David, a tender boy transforming into up in a small Southern city within the Nineteen Forties. David's voice is completely calibrated, disarmingly humorous, unhappy, sensible, accumulating strength from web page to web page with an emotional directness that by no means lapses into sentimentality. via it we proportion his awkward, painful, universally recognizable come across with past love, we perform boy evangelist Bobbie Lee Taylor's revival, we meet the pious, bigoted townspeople. From the outlet strains of The Neon Bible, David is absolutely alive, naive but sharply observant, drawing us into his international throughout the definite artistry of John Kennedy Toole.