Monday, May 26, 2014

One More Thing - B.J. Novak

You Know B.J. Novak. Between the Office, in which he wrote and played the amazing Ryan the temp turned big wig turned bowling ally attendant,  his various film roles (Inglorious Bastards, Saving Mr. Banks) and his twitter he's more than likely found his way onto your radar. One More Thing is his first foray into prose and let me tell you he does not disappoint!

There's one word for Novak's first story collection and it's addictive. Maybe it's all his work with sitcoms, but One More Thing benefits from perfectly paced stories. Nothing lingers longer than it needs to. This means there are several stories that are just a page long, but their length does not take away from their quality.

These stories feel very rooted in the present. Pop culture references from Miley Cyrus to The Office abound. Any Millennial would feel at home within these short pages.  One More Thing is one of the most interesting short story collections I've read in a long time.

Check out the book trailer for One More Thing, featuring of course B.J.  and his good friend Mindy Kaling.

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