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4.0 out of 5 stars A good entry into the literary waters, 6 Feb. 2014
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Denis Vukosav - See all my reviews
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“One More Thing” by B.J. Novak is a collection of stories for a new generation, a debut work written by man who is still more known as actor and producer of comedy series "The Office", but after this collection will certainly expand the circle of people who will be familiar with his work.

Inside, reader can find around seventy short stories, some of them more like anecdotes told in sentence or two, while some others go up to fifteen or so pages, without some common theme that characterizes the entire collection instead ranging from SF and love stories to the interesting satire and contemplation of youth.

Novak manages to surprise the reader while his stories are written in different styles and narration - sometimes being over-romantic, sometimes simply playful and silly – providing unexpected actions from his characters and behaviors that could not be foreseen. His writing certainly will not appeal to fans of classic stories, but it seems that this fact does not bother him too much because his stories are intended for the new generation, accustomed to obtaining quick and concise information.

And although I cannot say that I liked all the stories in collection, far from it, even that all of them are funny, few of them such as "Kellogg's" are truly excellent and will remain in the memory of the reader after closing the last page.

Novak has a talent for humor, and in which direction it will continue to take him in terms of writing, it remains to be seen. But what is certain is that with “One More Thing”, his first collection of stories, B.J. Novak made a good entry into the literary waters therefore making his collection recommended for reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just loved it, 22 April 2014
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I didn't really know what to expect from B.J. Novak as an author of short stories but these absolutely floored me. I couldn't get enough of them and enjoyed reading each, mulling it over and diving into the next one. Recommended for those who enjoy alternating between deep thoughts and quick giggles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a story for everyone, 20 Feb. 2015
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This book of short stories includes a huge range - from funny to classic, from one-liners to longer page turners. As a result there's probably some stories you won't enjoy, but equally there's guaranteed to be some you will! Definitely recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DON'T MISS THIS!, 14 Feb. 2014
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Gail Cooke (TX, USA) - See all my reviews
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You may well want to listen to this alone or with someone who loves you very much because you're going to frequently laugh out loud. B.J. Novak, known to many of us as the writer/actor/director of the hit TV comedy The Office has given us a hilarious debut with One More Thing. It's a pastiche of what we experience as humans - love, hope, fear, acceptance, ambition and more. Novak is obviously one blessed with an outre imagination and the ability to surprise. The 63 stories and vignettes are short, sometimes a bit longer and all infused with insight and rare humor. I mean where else will you find that wearing a red T-shirt all the time just might help someone find love?

These pieces cover a vast range of places and themes. To do justice to each in addition to his own entertaining narration we're treated to readings by Lena Dunham, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, B. J. Novak, Katy Perry, Jason Schwartzman, Emma Thompson and Rainn Wilson. Each performance is a praiseworthy original.

Enjoy this rousing yet spot-on sensitive collection then share it with your friends - they'll thank you for it.

- Gail Cooke
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5.0 out of 5 stars Novak writes like F. Scott Fitzgerald, 5 May 2014
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A wonderfully charming, funny yet sincere read. BJ Novak's short short stories will remind you of those written by the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald. A really great book for all ages.
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