Straight Out of Lewis Carroll's Trash Can: A Jonathan Tollhausler Adventure

Michael J Rumpf, Author
Michael J. Rumpf. Spielplatz Novelties, $14.99 paper (386p) ISBN 978-0-615-39808-2
Reviewed on: 08/26/2013
Release date: 10/01/2010
Girls are hot and studies are not, in this rollicking, good-humored idyll of 1983 undergraduate life at Rudyard University. College slacker Jonathan Tollhausler is content to idle away his time while he focuses on the important elements of student life: improving his luck with the opposite sex. His like-minded pals engage in card games, bull sessions, frat parties, and bemoaning the pointlessness of college. Rumpf's dialogue is witty, and bedroom farce is as delightful as it is in Shakespeare. Contrasts between student antics and stern security guards infuse an occasional grim note, but any clouds on the horizon are usually related to romantic spats. When love interest Diane Curzewski finally commits to Tollhausler, she has been as delighted by the affable misfit as the reader will surely be.