that i may be able to write a novel about this time of my life
a good college novel
I don't think there any good ones I like
None that have things like
The student sits in the classroom, he knows this professor rambles and is suffering from mental illness but they have tenure and won't get fired. The student is a junior and has become an expert at knowing when a professor is actually going to say something that will be on the test,and only listens then. The professor is currently talking about their dogs Pookie and Striker.
The student can't find a parking place and ends up parking in the parking lot of a bar. An old black man walks by him and says, "Cold outside" and keeps on walking.
One student opens the door and screams, "There's a deal on Sparks at Circle K"
A five page discussion concerning pizza.
A student sits in the foreign language lab because there are headphones listening to New York staring out a large window at St. Elizabeth's hospital. A big blue cross shadows the landscape. The student remembers that is where he was born, brought into the earth. He looks to the right and sees McDonalds. He thinks McDouble.
Most college novels concern students that went away to school, usually an upper class private school. But currently a lot of students don't go away to school, they take out loans and get grants and go to the local school.
There are no good state university novels.
I don't think it will be like Rules of Attraction, going to a state university isn't so apocalyptic.
The difference between a private college
and a state university
is that the students at state universities can't afford coke.