Last weeks novel was An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.
Colin Singleton is a washed-up prodigy fresh off his break-up with Katherine XIX. Now he’s on a road trip with his best friend, trying to make The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability work so he can claim genius and win the girl.
This was a good novel. A John Green novel (if you’ve read any of his novels, you probably know what I mean). It is full of humor and odd information. It has foot notes galore, which are amusing, and somewhat frustrating when reading it on my tablet.
It seems to me really a novel about finding oneself, with interesting character and almost a self-deprecating humor. Colin is whiny and heartsick, which could get very tedious and annoying, but instead it is just funny. His conversations with his best friend, Hassan, go a long way to making Colin likeable.
Comparatively, I would put this a bit under The Fault In Our Stars. I couldn’t put The Fault In Our Stars down when I read it, but this one I took frequent breaks from.
3 out of 5.
So, on to this week!
This weeks novel will be…
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.
Another YA novel, this one circles around questions of humanity and bio-medical ethics.
That’s it for this Novel Monday! See you Wednesday.