Monday, December 01, 2014

The six greatest fictional mustaches

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Ginni Chen tagged six of greatest fictional mustaches, including:
Ignatius Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole)

“Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs.” It’s probably one of the funniest lines in all of literature, and it’ll forever echo in our minds when we watch our mustachioed friends eat.
Read about another entry on the list.

Ignatius Reilly is on Chrissie Gruebel's top eleven list of books that will make you glad you're single, Melissa Albert's list of six of the worst fictional characters to sit next to on a plane and Jill Boyd's list of five of the worst fictional characters to invite to Thanksgiving. A Confederacy of Dunces is among the Telegraph's critics' fifty best cult books, Melissa Albert's eight favorite fictional misfits, Ken Jennings's eight notable books about parents and kids, Sarah Stodol's top ten lost-then-found novels, Hallie Ephron's top ten books for a good laugh, Stephen Kelman's top 10 outsiders' stories, John Mullan's ten best moustaches in literature, Michael Lewis's five favorite books, and Cracked magazine's classic funny novels.

--Marshal Zeringue