By Troy Patterson
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:55 AM EDT
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The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters

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  • Book
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Superstar book designer Kidd makes his debut between covers with a tired bit of retro-kitsch. A humble freshman at ”State U” at the end of the 1950s, our protagonist gets bewitched by Himillsy Dodd, a bohemian coed of unyielding zaniness, and battered by Winter Sorbeck, a sneering bully of a graphic design teacher. Recycling the hoariest of campus jokes (”I had Abnormal Psych and Geo Sci to worry about — Nuts and Sluts and Rocks for Jocks.”) and dispensing leaden chunklets of pedagogy, Kidd speeds his broadly drawn characters to an incoherent finale. Thoroughly undergraduate.

The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Chip Kidd
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  • Scribner

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