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by B.J. Novak
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Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony
My book club chose BJ Novak’s book, “One More Thing”. I wasn’t able to attend the meeting where the books were chosen, but my guess is it was chosen because Novak was an actor in the American “The Office”, a pretty funny show (at least the episodes I’ve caught).However…There was a big problem as I…a...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 5 years ago
When I was perhaps 75% of the way through this audiobook, I was enjoying it enough that I was on my way to giving it four stars. However, as I got closer to the end, I hit sections that seemed like filler and sometimes just Novak being a little too cutesy--like when you reach a point where you migh...
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it 6 years ago
I very much enjoyed this funny, clever, and interesting collection of short (some VERY short) stories. Novak has a somewhat specific sense of humor, so it's not completely surprising to me to see that some readers are not "getting" the collection - the humor is sly, and sometimes on the edge of cutt...
The Girl Who'll Read Anything
The Girl Who'll Read Anything rated it 6 years ago
To be honest, I only got curious as to what this book will deliver because it's B.J. Novak. I adored him in The Office and Saving Mr. Banks which led me to actually reading his book. This book contained different stories. Some connected. Most are not. Some pretty long. Some really short. But if you'...
Brian's Thought Goop
Brian's Thought Goop rated it 6 years ago
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Stories flowed from one to another, tight little gems ranging from the maudlin to the absurd. Mostly absurd. Novak understands the idea of saying one thing and only thing in a single short story. He sets it up, knocks it down, and then it's off to...
If These Books Could Talk
If These Books Could Talk rated it 7 years ago
Superb. Full review to follow
BookFlap rated it 7 years ago
Ever wonder what would happen if the tortoise and the hare had a rematch? Or what made Elvis, well, ELVIS? B.J. Novak wondered, and imagined, and here you have the answers to these intriguing questions and many more you never, ever thought to ask but will be glad he did. One More Thing feature...
bryceoc rated it 7 years ago
It's hard to deny the imagination at work here. Every story takes an odd idea and runs with it. Some work wonderfully, poignant and hilarious. Others fall flat, pointless and underwhelming. But those stories that really hit the mark make all the rest worth it.
Transition Reads
Transition Reads rated it 7 years ago
Witty. Hilarious. Thought-provoking. Definitely worth reading.
florinda3rs rated it 7 years ago
Many of One More Thing's short stories are very short--several run only a few lines--and even the longest barely reach twenty pages. However, word count has little to do with what makes them work. Novaks' writing is intelligent but doesn't feel like it's trying too hard to be clever, and I was struc...
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