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Koo koo ka choo Miss us Rob in sondee dee dee dee doo doo doo doo doowo wo woThis book is pointless and inane but I had to satisfy my curiosity The best thing I can say about it is that it s short I might have given it 2 stars if it actually had an ending ANY kind of ending But it does not It ust stops like it s the end of a chapter and is coming Don t bother looking for pages It really IS over I ve never seen the film but I remember when I was a kid those movie posters of little Dusty H were everywhere And it was such a big deal that this young fool has an affair with a woman twice his age I am now somewhere in the same age range as Mrs Robinson so here s a little hint for you young guys who like older women Do NOT tell her I think you re the most attractive woman of all my parents friends 0 That s a seriously backhanded compliment which will be heard by the woman as You re pretty good lookin for an old hag Fool Benjamin foolThe theme of the book had potential in a Richard Yates sort of way Promising college kid has a blazing bright future decides he doesn t want the American dream and deliberately sets out to self destruct But in the end it doesn t deliver The characters motivations are never defined Why oh why would a girl like Elaine even consider a nut My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA job like Benjamin After awhile the whole thingust feels repetitive and annoying but you keep reading in the hope that it s leading up to something important Trust me it s not Mrs Robinson you are trying to seduce me Having really enjoyed the movie and this being one of the books in the Rory Gil Reading Challenge it gave me two reasons to want to read itWhat surprised me most about the novel was how similar the dialogue between the characters seem to be from my strong memories of watching the filmI could instantly hear Dustin Hoffman s Benjamin Braddock The Book of Leviathan jump straight from the pageI don t mind when movies and novels differ though a straightforward adaptation shows how strong the writing was in the original text I really liked Webb s punchy dialogue as all the characters come to lifeI should also mention how wonderfully flawed and interesting the character of Mrs Robinson is and he The 60s were great I think I wouldn t know I was born in 1996 A world where a middle aged woman seduces a boy who is barely out of his teens and it becomes one of the most enjoyable and humourous books of the decade I adored The Graduate There s something in the prose something in the plot something in the characters something in the dry humour thatust tick tick tick ticked all of my boxes I tried to stop reading to take a break but no it wasn t happening I was so invested in this book that I nearly missed my stop on the bus I ll be thinking about this one for a while Charles Webb is a possible candidate for the BURIED book club if this book wasn t still popular and it isn t really the film and stage show and tea towel and thong range are popular who reads the book nowadays The novel is written so sparsely and simply it functions pretty

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as a for Mike Nichols s script 90% of the action is told in dialogue with occasional flat descriptive passages for script 90% of the action is told in dialogue with occasional flat descriptive passages for frantic parts A neurotic boy wonder returns to the suburbs to deliberate on the predetermined future laid out before him and sets about breaking every taboo imaginable under the sun but mostly sleeping with an older woman and trying to marry her daughter simply because grown ups told him not to As a comedic novel the dialogue does all the work Webb s prose lacks any especial humour and most of the famous movie lines are here with the added bonus of having Dustin Hoffman s voice in our heads as we read them As to Webb s credentials as a novelist apart from a Graduate seuel and another book that was turned into a horrible movie Hope Springs the rest seems out of print and unloved Probably best known as a film and for those famous lines Mrs Robinson are you trying to seduce meSo the first point of order in this review is this if someone has to ask if you re trying to seduce them then it probably follows that you are doing a piss poor Nine Ghosts job in the seduction department Either that or your object of lust is particularly obtuse In fact much of this book and the bumbling inanities of the young Benjamin Braddock provide a clear selection of examples of how NOT to practise the art of seduction A Graduate he may be but not from the school of life or love1 Never ask the person if they are trying to seduce you Forcing them to say Umm well yes as it goes I was trying to get in your pants is a sure fire mood killer AWK WARD2 Folding your clothes prior to coitus Nothing says control freak and lack of spontaneity better than a neatly folded pile of clothes on the bureau or chair 3 Referring to sex as coitus Watch Big Bang Theory and see why4 Telling your paramour that they re a drunk If you stop them drinking it might make it harder to get them into bed in the first place note here that I am not suggesting that drunkeness euals the word yes EVER Once that tipsy haze has gone she ll see you for the buffoon you really are Benjamim Braddock and clearly Mrs Robinson needs to be wearing the thickest beer goggles possible 5 Describing the first encounter as climbing on top and beginning the affair She is not Ben Nevis or any sort of peak to be scaled You are not planting a flag insert appropriate poleoke here and frankly this sentence implies that she has all the sexual allure of a bunk bed6 Chatting about your lovers child pre or post the bumping of the uglies and musing on how you may go on a date with them at some point OK so the offspring in uestion is your own age but this is so not cool 7 Ending the affair by politely thanking someone for their time and the instructive nature of your well organised and sanitised couplings You send. When Benjamin Braddock graduates from a small Eastern college and moves home to his parents' house everyone wants to know what he's going to do with his life Embittered by the emptiness of his college education and indifferent to his grim prospects grad school a career in. The GraduateEad and walked to the window What is it Ben Nothing Then why don t you come on down and see your guests Benjamin didn t answer Ben Dad he said turning around I have some things on my mind right now What things Just some things Well can t you tell me what they are No Nobody in this book listens to anyone else especially Benjamin Braddock the protagonist a selfish privileged young college graduate who after a life handed to him on the silver platter has a case of ennui and is lucky enough to have parents rich enough to allow him to parasitically waste his life in the pathetic self pity while openly despising everyone around him because of course everyone is inferior to his special snowflakeness He refuses to understand anyone refuses to have meaningful communication with anyone places himself into the center of the Benjamin centric universe Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia judges everyone except himself sees no conseuences for his actions and after deciding arbitrarily it seems to fall in love basically badgers the most vapid love interest ever to pay attention to him He is ridiculous in his pompous uasi disillusioned snobbery and very uickly progresses from annoying to simplyust an ass The movie treats this scene as suffocated cry of a lonely soul In the book Ben Braddock is a bored and rude self absorbed twitThroughout the story he sounds not like a talented almost prodigy college graduate No he sounds like a perpetually pissed off snappy overpampered fifteen year old teenager angry for the sake of anger Where film Benjamin is confused and lost and humanly vulnerable book Benjamin is simply irritatingly full of himself Benjamin stood Now look he said waving his arm through the air I have been a goddamn a goddamn ivy covered status symbol around here for four years And I think I m entitled to Entitled is precisely the word to describe Benjamin Exactly right Written by a very young 24 years old privileged man from affluent Pasadena about a very young privileged man from affluent Pasadena this book to me seems a perfect testament to the well known fact that if you are a privileged young man you can do whatever the hell you want and mope around for a while while being fashionably disillusioned because you know at the end of it your convenient life will be handed back to you on the same silver platter The book is devoid of any kind of internal monologue of characters of any hints at their mental state their motivations nothing except for what s on the surface and what gets across in the empty endless dialogue I can see how that could have been conceived as a literary device but too much of it makes the book too shallow and empty and meaningless At least in the film Hoffman and Bancroft s acting brought life to the characters filling in what was unsaid with body language and facial expressions thus creating something behind the actions of the characters Devoid of this the book does not provide an alternative it simply provides nothing The expressions of the bus people at the end were probably exactly what my expression was by the end of this bookAnd the ending MY film ending that brings in subtlety and subverts so much of the film no of course it was not here It would have been silly to expect subtlety from such a dull book It ends ust as flatly as it began woodenly and purposelessly Elaine was still trying to catch her breath She turned her face to look at him For several moments she sat looking at him then she reached over and took his hand Benjamin she said What The bus began to move So if you happened to find an old copy of the book The Graduate and feeling nostalgic for college years want to relive the experience I recommend the following get some nice wine rent the film The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft and get comfy on the couch using the book The Graduate as a coaster for your wine glass Lovely evening guaranteed Half a star I am not trying to seduce youI know that But please Mrs Robinson This is difficult for meThe Graduate by Charles Webb I cannot do this The Graduate Charles WebbThe Graduate is a 1963 novella by Charles Webb who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College It tells the story of Benjamin Braddock who while pondering His Future After His Graduation future after his graduation an affair with the older Mrs Robinson the wife of his father s business partner 1971 1344 244 I am sure I can write a review in the style of this book I read most of it on a subway and then on a bus I stopped and stared at the words on the pages sometimes Then I would talk to myselfSelf are you enjoying this bookWhy Are you trying to seduce meI have no idea what you re talking about I ust want you to unzip my dress because I can t reach the zipper But really are you enjoying this bookNot really I mean it s interesting in the way that truly awful things are always interesting But it must be better than I think because it s so famous But no I guess I m not really enjoying itWhat are you going to do about thatNothingWhat do you mean nothingI mean nothing I m The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) just going to sit here and keep readingHow can you do nothing Why would you read a book you re not enjoying What s wrong with youIust can that s allWell I don t see how you can You need to do something You should have a plan A definite plan I m going to worry about you until you have a definite planIf I come up with a definite plan to do something you have a definite planIf I come up with a definite plan to do something than nothing will you marry meWell I used to think you raped my mother and five minutes ago I never wanted to see you again So I guess my answer is maybeGreat let s go get our blood tests in the morningMaybe But I might have decided to marry someone else by thenI almost gave it two stars because it was interesting in a very awkward way But then I realized how much the above dialogue summed up the book for me I had to take away the second star. Of direction in his life Unfortunately for Benjamin Mrs Robinson plays the role of protective mother as well as she does the one of mistress A wondrously fierce and absurd battle of wills ensues with love and idealism triumphing over the forces of corruption and conformity.

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Polite letters about the instructive and educational nature of an event to your grandparents after they ve sent you a nice Riding Hard jigsaw for Christmas This is not the best way to leave your lover8 Referring to your nowilted paramour as an older woman Even if the age gap crosses the border into geological time scales do not under any circumstances draw attention to it in the format of the written word This sort of thoughtless penmanship will never lead to anything good Public humiliation trial by peer and parent and a social meltdown will likely follow by way of revengeUltimately this was a very easy read and Webb s stilted dialogue really pushes home that awful cringe factor of a world imploding and the fecklessness of unseasoned youth But if you re entitled to a mid life crisis as popular culture would have us believe then why shouldn t you be allowed to indulge in some splendid cusp of adulthood melt down Failed to get out all your angst during your teenage years Then follow the fine example set by young Benjamin Braddock and self destruct on your 21st birthday instead After all if 40 is the new thirty doesn t that mean that 21 is the new er 11 Oh Mrs Robinson In 1963 a young man by the name of Charles Webb published a book called THE GRADUATE a story that was supposedly based on a true story It was a sensation Four years later it became a hit movie starring Anne Bancroft Dustin Hoffman and Katherine Ross Okay we all know these facts Let s leave the movie alone and Arabian Challenge just focus on the bookThe plot is simple a disenchanted recently graduated well to do young man has an affair with an attractive well to do older woman whose husbandust so happens to be business partners with the young man s fatherdon t forget that the young man also falls in love with the older cougar woman s daughter Got that Good Because there really is not much else going on in the book And to be honest it was not the story that made me like this novel No it was the way in which it was told that made me like this novel Charles Webb was 24 when he published this novel This was his first foray into writing Pretty impressive even with all the flaws You see what attracts me to this story is how Webb created and sustained entire scenes by using dialogue Sharp and ironic and sometimes haplessly mundane these exchanges between the characters create scenes that evoke a sense of time and place Additionally the reader can really feel the isolation and alienation of all the characters through what they sayor through what they don t say This often lead me to want to brain a character especially Elaine Where are your brains woman This book is a better stronger version of what I think THE CATCHER IN THE RYE written much earlier in 1951 was trying to be I could be wrong that happens Regardless Webb wrote a brilliant sardonic and ludicrously funny novel that illustrates a moment in time The one flaw I see of the novel that is arring to the reader is the ending Perhaps Webb puttered out stopped the story at a place that made sense to him For me there needed to be Not much ust enough that I knew where Ben and Elaine were headed on that bus HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Rarely do I prefer film versions of a book over the book itself but there s no contest here Love or hate The Graduate the cult 1960s film you gotta agree it has heart or at least that almost intangible something that burns it into memory To me that something has always been the very ending of the film that final scene that adds a new dimension to otherwise lovely but okay film those last moments on the bus with Simon and Garfunkel s The Sound of Silence in the background with close up on the faces of Ben and Elaine so Exhilarated From Their On The Spur Of The Moment Decision from their on the spur of the moment decision as the camera lingers we see eventual slow fading of the happy grins and uncertainty setting in and the slightly confused awkward apprehensive glances at each other now what the scene that is the most perfect conclusion of any film ever and subtle enough for generations of college students to misinterpret it Add to it amazing performances by Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft breathing life into what otherwise could have been wooden characters and the rest of the lovely soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel and the cult film is bornThis heart this humanity this something is what the lovely soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel and the cult film is bornThis heart this humanity this something is what Webb s first novel The Graduate completely lacks even though superficially it is not that different from the film based on it The plot is the same a bored and disillusioned affluent recent college graduate starts an affair with an older woman then promptly falls in love with her dishrag personality daughter madly pursues the above mentioned daughter and breaks up her wedding to another affluent young her dishrag personality daughter madly pursues the above mentioned daughter and breaks up her wedding to another affluent young all while unsure of his place in life in the 1960s The scenes are the same as in the film the dialogue very similar but where the film soars the book drowns like a brickYou see separated from the humanity brought to it by the amazing Hoffman and Bancroft performances the book feels desolately empty and meaningless It s seems to mostly consist of awkward circular dialogues that go on forever full of filler with nothing actually being said with people droning on an on meaninglessly constantly asking each other What The attempts at communication are empty because no one actually has anything to say a smart literary move perhaps if used sparingly and to the point but the overabundance of the non communication uickly becomes tiring irritating and shallow By overemphasizing emptiness around Benjamin the book becomes uite empty itself Ben he said opening his son s door I ll be down later Benjamin said Ben the guests are all here his father said They re all waiting I said I ll be down later Mr Braddock closed the door behind him What is it he saidBenjamin shook his Plastics Benjamin falls haplessly into an affair with Mrs Robinson the relentlessly seductive wife of his father's business partner It's only when beautiful coed Elaine Robinson comes home to visit her parents that Benjamin now smitten thinks he might have found some kind.


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