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This is an extremely interesting book as it retells the well-known stories with an entire different perspective. Some of the stories are crafted q intelligently and really engrossing however some of the the stories are passable. I would suggest to skip and skip for max utilisation:)))
This book is amazing !!! All the stories are witty.. B J Novak has a very good sense of telling a story... there is part in the book when 1 story is linked to the next story in the most genius way. Its Beautiful !!!
A collection of short stories, some of them very short others a bit longer. Mostly amusing without being hilarious. By and large I thought the shorter stories were the better ones. Its a quirky little book, both in its stories and its style where the language is sometimes a mixture of quite convoluted and colloquial English. It's a book that by its nature you can dip in and out of. You can use it as a bit of a palette cleanser between novels and worth a read if you fancy something a bit different. Enjoyable enough though not a great.
AUDIOBOOK review - I came to this without any knowledge of the author and left looking impatiently for the next book from Mr Novak. Funny, shocking and beautifully performed (by some well known people) this audiobook is never far from my cd player. Brilliant work... now where's the next one!
B.J. Novak is a gifted writer. This book is filled with tales that are fantastical yet rooted in the unremarkable everyday, everyone. A reminder of what it is like to wonder at the world. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained, to be moved, and to be left dumbfounded, staring glassy-eyed into the middle-distance. Can also be used for practical dating advice.
This book of short stories includes a huge range - from funny to classic, from one-liners to longer page turners. As a result there's probably some stories you won't enjoy, but equally there's guaranteed to be some you will! Definitely recommend this book.