Fady Marqous Marqous von Queens County
Really captivating characterization. Left me thinking a lot about the consequences of art, both positive and negative. Also a great look into Hasid Judaism. Will read more Potok for sure.
When I started reading Stupid and Contagious I didn't know anything about its author, Caprice Crane. Besides her being born into fame as the daughter of actress Tina Louise, Caprice and I have a lot in common. While this book wasn't the best book I've ever read, to me it was extremely relatable. What I learned is that Ms. Crane is funny and full of obscure pop culture references. Your average bear might miss out on some of her pop culture nuggets, but I couldn't get enough. There is a constant sprinkling of movies quotes and a ton of laugh out loud references (i. e. Not being seen in the magic mirror and the elusive creepiness of former SNL band leader, G.E. Smith, to name a few ). There is even one part of the story where there's a blurb about how underrated the band Jellyfish was. If this author isn't a pop culture soul mate of mine, I don't know who is. The story itself is cute and quirky and dare I say "hipsterish" before being hipster was even a thing. It's about two twenty something singles trying to find their way professionally as well as personally. Above all it's a good time that reminds you not all enjoyable reads have to be mind blowing, at least not in the traditional sense.