Teddy is a genius who skips four grades and gets his master’s from MIT at age 18. He then decides to take a break from physics and get a PhD in literature. And so he spends his first semester at college again drinking, trying to get laid, and hating on Hemingway.
While the book included lots of witty dialogue (in the second half at least) and had an interesting premise, most of the time I just found myself annoyed at how utterly obnoxious Teddy was. I was a bit confused by his sudden abilities with that witty dialogue since it was definitely not apparent until he returned to college and suddenly, for the first time in his life, made friends easily. Killing Hemingway was a good enough book, and certainly read fast and had a nice moral at the end, but I wouldn’t say it was even remotely a must-read.
3 (out of 5) Stars
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