©2001 Charles Kidd; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"The Cheese Monkeys is a wonderfully witty book that trafficks in both well observed commentary and outrageous shenanigans and antics." (Newsday)
"Sorbeck shines in three dimensions on the page....a fascinating, funny, and wonderfully written novel...." (Booklist)
the book seemed interesting, but the narrator made this absolutely unpalatable with his obnoxious, over-exaggerated voice acting with dialogues. even though the book was started to get interesting after an hour, i just had to stop listening before i stuck an icepick in my ear. i think i'll just finish this on hard copy.
Here's how I describe this to my friends: 'A Christmas Story' meets 'Animal House' meets 'Art School Confidential.'
This is a highly entertaining story about an artist's freshman year in the late 50's. The humor takes on its own personality through the performance of Bronson Pinchot. For some reason, one of the main female characters, the narrator's quasi-love-interest, is characterized with an odd Mr. Howell voice (that's Mr Howell of Gilligan's Island).
I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys depraved, oddball comedy, and who enjoys a story about an artist learning to challenge everything he's ever been taught.
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