When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift - Thoughts on Various Subjects
As I re-read Toole's hilarious novel, I am struck by the similarities between the condition of Ignatius J Reilly (one of the most off-putting main characters in modern literature), and the long-suffering editors of the Internet's most CONTROVERSIAL website
Here are a few short reviews, and here are a couple of links to the philosophy of Boethius which may help put this all into perspective.
If you are one of those MTV-generation short-attention-span types, this book may not be for you. It does not really get going for about 40 pages, by which time you will have put the book down and gone to play Nintendo or something.