1. What book or novel did you like the most or which do you wish to discuss?
Hands down, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
2. If you were making a movie of your favorite book who would you cast in the parts?
I have mentally been casting this for a movie since I first read it either inn 1978 or 1979. Now the people I thought would be great as Ignatius are either departed or too old for the role. This is my list for casting in 2022
Josh Gad, Ignatius J Riley
Keith Powers, Burma Jones
Sissy Spacek, Irene Riley
John Hawkes, Officer Mancuso
Mary Kay Place, Miss Trixie
Willa Holland, Myrna Minkoff
3. Did the author of your favorite book/story write anything else? Have you read them?
The book was published after his death.
4. If you had to create a playlist of music for the book, which songs would you choose?
The book is set in New Orleans in 1963, so_____
Big Chief, Professor Longhair(Opening scene as you pan down the street to spot a slovenly man with potato chip crumbs in his bushy mustache wearing a flannel shirt, overly large tweed trousers, a muffler and a green hunting cap standing beneath the clock at D.H. Holmes department store)
Basin Street Blues, Duke Ellington (heard in the Night of Joy strip club)
Tipatina, Professor Longhair
All Shook Up (Levy Pants debacle)
Go to the Mardi Gras, Professor Longhair
Fingertips, Stevie Wonder (During the most chaotic scene on the book)
In Dreams, Roy Orbison
Blowin in the Wind, Peter Paul and Mary (Myrna)
Cast Your Fate to the Winds, Vince Guaraldi (This is what I would have playing at the very end scene and over the credits)
Secretly my chosen career would be finding music to go with films