5.0 out of 5 stars
Laugh out loud funny, 16 Aug 2012
The work setting as a major backdrop for a book can be difficult but Sam Lipsyte's novel tackles this very well. In Milo Burke you have a main character who you feel isn't quite a hero - however you champion him anyway. Negotiating an environment where you have self-interested colleagues or employment issues in the day and relationship challenges in the evening isn't easy and this book succeeds. Lipsyte really captures the essence of the individual characters well from Purdy, the old university friend, to Milo's wife. It's a book that certainly made me laugh while reading it in public too. The themes inside it can be sad but you're carried along by the wit.