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What a brilliant and wacky mind....,
This review is from: One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Hardcover)
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BJ Novak has a brilliant and wacky mind. I can't say I'm not jealous, cuz, well, I totally am.
"One More Thing" is a collection of thoughtful, funny, brilliant, sad, silly, delightful stories... and many more positive adjectives... but you get the idea.
Some reviewers didn't like that they sounded like stand-up comedy; I myself enjoyed that aspect, as I was able to read passages out loud to my husband. Other reviewers didn't like that there was no cohesive theme; I enjoyed that as well. Others didn't like the extreme brevity of a few - some were only 2 lines! However, I thought they were perfect. BJ obviously wrote the stories that called to him, and used the exact amount of words necessary to tell a fully-realized story.
My only negative comment is that many of the items mentioned are so very closely tied to this day and age and culture (twitter, Facebook, texting), that unlike the books mentioned in the final short story, this one will probably not have a long shelf life. But who knows.
Not everyone will enjoy this type of dry wit and humor, but I certainly did... and if you have a dry wit, you'll love this book too.
16 happy stars.