Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Cheese Monkeys

No that’s not my summation, that’s the title.

It is the story of a young man in the late 50’s going to Art school. It involves his interaction with a Southern Bell “Maybelle Lee” and Himillsy (emphsis on the ills) his best friend/crush/oddest person on the planet. The entire story takes place in two semesters but mainly focuses on the Commercial Arts class in the second semester. The first half of the book (first semester) is really just a background story to get you vested into the characters.

Professor Winston is obviously an unhappy soul and has lost his grounding with reality. How this plays into the Art world is an interesting foray.

This book reminded me of the odd novels that my son enjoys (a la Fahrenheit 451, et. Al.) And immediately upon finishing it, I took it to him and recommended it. Not because he is an Art School student but because I believe it falls into his genre of reading. All in all this is a good albeit odd little book and a very easy read.

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