n1ghtmarE reviews: An Abundance of Katherines


Hello dreamers, n1ghtmarE here. I haven’t been able to post much since I’ve been really sick, but I’m feeling much better now. Today’s topic is a little different. It’s not gaming, it’s not YouTube, it’s about a book that I’ve been reading lately.

I’ve been reading “An abundance of Katherines” from my favorite author, John Green. Note that there are gonna be spoilers in this blog post, so if you’re planning on reading this book, maybe you shouldn’t read this post 😛

In this book, John Green speaks about Colin Singleton, a child prodigy who feared that he might lose his “genius” status as an adult and the best part is that he only dated girls named Katherine (exactly 19 of them so far) spelled exactly that way. The book is a third person narrative of Colin’s life after the breakup of Katherine XIX. He and his [best and only] friend Hassan decide to go to a road trip to cure Colin of his heartbreak. During the road trip, they decide to head to Gutshot, Tennessee, the resting place of Archduke Ferdinand. While there, they meet Lindsey Lee Wells, her mother and her friends. Lindsey’s mother gives them jobs so they decide to stay there for a while. There they would have the time of their lives.

I find this book particularly interesting since it’s the perfect combination of comedy, romance, heartbreak and math (yes I do enjoy math).

This book is written in third-person narrative style because as John Green quoted that Colin is not good enough at telling stories that seem interesting to people.

So yeah. That’s it.

Thanks for reading and remember, Peace and Love ❤


11 thoughts on “n1ghtmarE reviews: An Abundance of Katherines

    1. During his time in Gutshot, Colin was trying to create a theorem (Theorem of Underlying Katherine Probability) which could be used to predict when a relationship between person a and person b would end and who would be the dumper (the person who breaks up) and who would be the dumpee (the person who gets broken up) based on a few factors:
      Age (A): Average age of the two partners minus five (for example (A(a) + A(b))/2 – 5 )
      Popularity Differential (C),
      Attractiveness Differential, etc.
      Here’s a link of the full formula:

      There were quite a few versions of the formula during the book, and that was the final one which worked on all 19 of the Katherines. The end result would form a graph (I think), if the graph was positive, person a would be the dumper, if the graph was negative then person b would be the dumper. Hope that explains it!

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  1. This book sounds really interesting and I might actually pick it up. From what you said I think its really good. Only problem is I probably wouldn’t have the time to finish it. Keep up the good work.


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