It is to my surprise that I can accept a book written in e-mail format. I enjoy this book, funny and humorous.
If I didn’t have any experience in office life, I would be tired of those bullshit slogans and meaningless spirit-building activities, which seem to be exaggerated. It’s ridiculous but it is a reality of an ordinary office life, especially in big companies.
But what Kellaway has left is the re-organization and large-scale cost-cutting / downsizing activities, and the consequent office politics, which frequent happen in a corporative environment.
P.S. If I were Martin Lukes, I would try my best to kick Pandora out, who just talks about jargons and dull theories....Continua
It worse than seeing him naked for you can read his bloody ugly mind.
It's actually quite real for many corporate animals like Martin are living this kind of shitty life everyday.
Rather than hilarious I personally find it quite sad. Still, it's worth a read if you are in the process of climbing the corporate ladder. It's always good to be prepared....Continua
The format of telling the entire story through email correspondences / diary entries is not new. And the much hyped hilarity gave way to predictable turns and tired jokes after perhaps the first ten pages. If you are interested in the thoughts of an empty-headed, arrogant, self-centered, promiscuous, cheap skate middle-aged man in a dysfunctional office setting, this book is for you. As for me, I had to quickly flip through the last 1/3 of the book to minimize the amount of time I waste on reading how stupid men are. If you are looking for a wittily humorous read, go for The Guy Next Door by Meg Cabot (0330411896) or Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (033043358X)....Continua
This is one of my all-time favourites. It's hilarious! I like the way the life of Martin Lukes, a guy going through mid-life crises, is presented in email format. And it's easy to read.
It's really funny and entertaining. You would like it especially if you work in a large corporation as it deals with many business/management issues and office politics and you will definitely empathize with Martin. Enjoy....Continua