Review: ONE MORE THING by B. J. Novak
One More Thing: Stories And Other Stories by B. J. Novak
Reviewed by Steve(n)
Tightrope-walking between the heartfelt and the absurd, the short fiction of BJ Novak balances high above saccharine whimsy, but, when it does take a deliberate tumble into irreverrent silliness, it climbs back into its native, rarefied air with a guilty, knowing grin on its face. Beyond any other theme, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories celebrates the redemption of the ridiculous. Hinging profound, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking narratives on preposterous propositions, BJ Novak heightens the level of discourse by thoroughly exploring the worlds he has created – worlds in which the most unlikely and fantastic ideas form the foundation of an astonishing experience.
Sentient sex robots, cereal boxtop contest winners, girls who give great advice, and deceased concert-goers are among the implausible characters to populate the imaginative worlds of One More Thing. It…
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