From the acclaimed author of The Last Samurai, Lightning Rods is "the most well-executed literary sex comedy" of our time.Described as “the most well-executed literary sex comedy” of our time by Salon.com, and “a wickedly smart satire that deserves to be a classic” by Bookforum, Helen DeWitt’s... show more
From the acclaimed author of The Last Samurai, Lightning Rods is "the most well-executed literary sex comedy" of our time.Described as “the most well-executed literary sex comedy” of our time by Salon.com, and “a wickedly smart satire that deserves to be a classic” by Bookforum, Helen DeWitt’s Lighting Rods is a novel that will leave you laughing for more. Follow one steady rise to power in corporate America as down-and-out salesman Joe curtails sexual harassment in the office and increases productivity with his mysterious, mind-blowing invention.
Publish date: October 18th 2012
Publisher: New Directions
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
do you want to eliminate pesky sexual harassment lawsuits in the workplace? why, install "lightning rods" service in your office to sate the inevitable urges of your top sales performers by giving them the opportunity for anonymous release! plus! you'll get extra use out of the disabled bathrooms! n...
OMG. Providing sex during office hours to act as 'Lightning rods' to draw all that excess energy away and reduce/prevent sexual harassment? An absolutely brutal/screwball satire that skewers all the current pop psychology of modern management/sales technique.The writer cast a totally unsympathetic e...
The Last Samurai is an incredible book. This is demonstrated by the fact that I picked this book up at all, and the further fact that, having read this book, I will still read the next book that Helen DeWitt publishes, even if its premise is equally off-putting and creepy.
Ultimately a disappointment. Confused as to how it got into the ToB, let alone how it made such a run through the field. It's boring! Flat, dull, meh. It's a documentary on TLC put into a book. It's so lifeless, especially in talking about such an important and exciting topic, that I was actuall...
This book makes me feel dumb.You get the sense while you're reading it that Helen DeWitt really knows what she's doing, but I couldn't figure out what she was doing. I enjoyed it, as a story, but my enjoyment was hampered by the idea that there's something bigger going on in there that I just don't ...
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