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A novel comprising electronic communications, Beaumont's sequel to e creates a stinging satire from a British ad agency's dirty laundry. An ensemble piece with meandering plot lines, it features a workaholic boss who can't figure out how to remove The Man from his e-mail signature, his lawyer wife who's lost control of their children, and several snarky staffers. Many of the story lines revolve around the agency's ridiculous (though perhaps not far-fetched) campaigns, including one to market minicigarettes to children and another to use Margaret Thatcher to sell perfume. Other subplots are more personal, such as a gullible staffer intent on traveling to Nigeria to rescue an heiress who e-mailed him a plea for help. Meanwhile, the characters who spend their workdays gossiping on social networks are so plugged in that one character answers his texts while about to jump off a building ledge. American readers might struggle with some British slang and pop culture references, and though some jokes are run into the ground, Beaumont's dry wit and pithy writing will have readers laughing out loud. (Jan.)
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Not as entertaining as the first novel. A little dense, so I didn't even finish it.Published 9 months ago by TesB
Haven't laughed like that for a while. Cleverly written through emails, blogs and texts I would recommend this book to anyone who has to endure the boring humdrum of office life.Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
Great characters and full of laugh out loud moments. This book is a real treat so go on, get it now, you won't be disappointed.Published 18 months ago by Jdb Quinn
An epistolary novel told in email messages at a London advertising agency. Lightweight, hilarious. Just close enough to reality to be involving. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Gretchen Tremoulet
It's hard to put into words just how funny this book is. You don't necessarily need to have read e first, but it would help. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Pink Passport
I thought this was a funny and unique look at the loves and lives of the crazy workers at a fictitious Ad Agency, it didn't make me laugh out loud, but I did chuckle a couple of... Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by Mrs. C. Colbert
e-squared is a fast and fun read! Working in advertising myself, it's great to pick up and enjoy taking a laugh at the hilarious things going on in this fictional agency. Read morePublished on August 10, 2010 by Jan Silvey
The remnants of the crew from Miller Shanks London are back with Meerkat360, a new cutting edge ad agency. Read morePublished on July 27, 2010 by reenum