In the Stacks Episode 41: Elliot Allagash by Simon Rich

A video book review of Elliot Allagash by Simon Rich. Purchase the book on Bookshop here, and on Amazon here.

"Seymour has all the afflictions of your typical nerd in the eighth grade. An only child, no friends except for video games and sort of schlubby, he’s one of the most unpopular kids at his school. Enter Elliot, a prep school boy gone bad who’s been kicked out everywhere he’s attended.

"First Elliot pushes Seymour down the stairs as sort of a test. Then they become friends when Elliot decides he’s going to use his considerable wealth and brainpower to make him the most popular guy at school. Seymour is enchanted — and willing to do whatever Elliot says.

"Flat out funny, this psychotically satirical first novel from a writer for Saturday Night Live begs the question: Can money buy power and success? And do you really want to sell your soul for it?" —Michelle Z. from In the

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