“Julie g said: 2 stars
Boring office cooler dribble.The firm is downsizing,redundencies are rife.Seen from the perspective of "We".The blurb promises it to be as good as Johnathon Franzens The corrections.It isn't.If you are brand new to office humour it may tickle your funny bone,but probably not.I can't find anything funny about cancer nor the idea of having ones child killed by a murderer and subsequently losing the plot.There are a very few laughs in this book but like a forgotten casserole which has burnt it would be better to throw it out than to pick through to find the unspoiled meat!
serenity said: 4 stars
This book is tagged funny and is marketed as funny, and while it was bizarre at times, most often it made me sad. This is the tale of a group of office workers in an ad agency when the market tanks, and how they are dealing with their dwindling numbers, the constant threat of being laid off, and workplace drama. Some very memorable characters are introduced, such as Benny, the hero of the group and the resource for great stories, Jim Jackers, everyone's whipping boy who turns out not quite as dumb as you thought he was, and Lynn Mason, the venerable leader who is coping with some major crises both at work and at home. The book is nostalgic, sometimes wacko, heartfelt, and beautiful. I loved every well-formed character and thoroughly enjoyed reading about their escapades. Though this was not a funny book for me, I did end up loving it.”