Nashville City Paper Bookclub June 24, 2004
If books like The Jane Austen Book Club (Putnam) and Bridget Jones's Diary (Penguin) are considered "chick lit", then The Rule of Four (Dial Press) is "rooster writing" or literature for men. Turnabout is fair play, and The Rule of Four was Larry's pick.
Tom Sullivan, Paul Harris, Gil Rankin and Charlie Freeman are seniors at Princeton on the eve of graduation. Sullivan, the son of a renaissance scholar, is the narrator and his roommate, Harris, is writing his senior thesis about the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a really strange book written in 1499. Sullivan does not want to end up like his father, who was obsessed with… Read more