Monday, June 15, 2009
My Take on An Abundance of Katherines
1 This book uses a lot of footnotes. I’m a big fan of footnotes.
2 “Books are the ultimate Dumpees-" was my favorite line.
3 An over-weight Arab-American who loves Judge Judy and balances out Colin’s dorkitude with his easy-going funny-pants-ness and picks up the pieces every time a Katherine breaks his best friend’s heart.
4 A washed up child prodigy with a knack for languages and an obsession with dating girls named Katherine.
5 “Among many, many others, the following things were definitely not interesting: the pupillary sphincter, mitosis, baroque architecture, jokes that have physics equations as the punch lines, the British monarchy, Russian grammar, and the significant role that salt has played in human history.” I actually think that salts role in human history is very interesting. I even have a book on it, Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky. Reading it makes me hungry.
6 At one point, Colin and Hassan pretend to be French cousins on vacation to see the grave of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Hassan is Colin’s translator, and Colin is a French dude with tourettes and hemorrhoids. Hilarity ensues.