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Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch
Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch
by Richard Hine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.64

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'd be Mad (Men) not to buy this future classic, 10 April 2011
Richard Hine has managed to capture office life with a skill and sharp wit that has only been matched by Matthew Weiner who penned the hit drama Mad Men.

Russell Wiley's journey through the perils of life on a newspaper as he juggles office politics, family life and the threat of impending redundancies is real, robust and very, very funny.

Hine's detailed and fast-paced writing style is on a par with Brett Easton Ellis (minus the blood and gore) and he captures the feel of working in such a doomed profession perfectly.

Comparisons have been made to Rickey Gervais' classic Brit drama The Office which translated so well for American audiences.

Some here in the UK say our Stateside cousins don't quite do comedy sarcasm as well as us Brits, but Hine has proved that's just not the case at all.

Russell Wiley's Out to Lunch is a must read for anyone who has to don a shirt and tie for the daily grind of working in an office.

Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a future clasic, 28 Feb. 2011
This review is from: VIGILANTE (Paperback)
There are certain books that will remain in history. Books that were "of their time". I, Jan Cremer, Last Exit to Brooklyn are both novels that shocked as much as they educated.

Now it seems it's time for Vigilante. Charlie Seiga has captured perfectly the tone and mood of life on Britain's mean streets. It is clear throughout the pages of Vigilante this author is a man of experience.

It's a page-turner, no doubt about it. And takes you on a roller coaster ride from start to finish. Not only would I recommend this book to fans of "grit-lit" but I believe it's crying out to be made into a movie.

A book of our time, for our time. A future classic in the making.

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