Saturday, January 24, 2009
An Abundance of Katherines
Colin just got dumped by his girlfriend Katherine. Since this was the 19th Katherine he had dated (and been dumped by), he obviously has a thing for Katherines (although with that track record, maybe he should be more receptive to dating other names?).
In an effort to take Colin’s mind off of his misery, his best friend Hassan decides a road trip is in order. So off they go. And they end up in Gutshot, Tennessee, living in a pink palace and working for the owner of a tampon string factory (only John Green, I tell ya). In his spare time, Colin works on a math theorem that attempts to predict who will be the dumper and who will be the dumpee in a relationship. And he can do this because he’s wicked smart, a fact I forgot to mention earlier.
Then there’s more relationship stuff followed by a teachable moment. The end. If you want to know the teachable moment, read the book. Especially if you happened upon this post because you have to write a report and you haven’t read the book. This ain’t no Cliff Notes. Or Spark Notes. Or whatever they’re called these days. So go away and read the book.
This is book #2 that I’ve read by John Green. It was good. Funny. Entertaining. But not as good, or as funny, or as profound as Waiting for Alaska. Because that book was awesome. Still, An Abundance of Katherines is worth reading. I still have Paper Towns left, so we’ll see how that one compares to the awesomeness that was Waiting for Alaska. Then I’ll be done with John Green’s novels, so he better get busy and publish some more.
Oh, and I must confess…I skipped the appendix. Because math? It’s boring.