Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I Love You, Beth Cooper
I Love You, Beth Cooper is the name of a book that someone put in list of book suggestions...and I thank you. What a fucking outstanding book! Really. It's been years since I've read book that made me laugh out loud through out the entire thing. It is truly funny. Not just cute, you know, something that makes you smile and say "that's clever." No, I really was laughing out loud.
It's smart, funny, and covers a time in life that we can all relate to. It reminded me of the classic John Hughes films of the 80's focusing on the odd ball characters in school. Larry Doyle is the author (this is his first novel) and had the added bonus for me being from the Chicago Suburbs. It had a midwest feel to it and I can relate to that.
I won't go into it that much because I don't want to ruin it. But for anyone that has read it, or will read it, I want to know if you think he will write another one. So, todays drawing is of Denis Cooverman, the stories main character. GO READ THIS BOOK NOW!
I'm also going to add a side bar to show what I'm reading right now if any of you would like to read along.