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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown (17 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408705273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408705278
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.9 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Playful and inventive . . . One More Thing is a special read (Shortlist)

A teller of funny, skew-whiff tales . . . Novak has, like, totally been compared to David Sedaris and Woody Allen, which is insane but also kinda true (New Statesman)

Lively, sweet-natured . . . Novak is best when he reaches beyond a punchline.... My favourite piece, 'Dark Matter'. . . feels profound (Sunday Telegraph)

One More Thing is very funny . . . Novak adds emotional depth to some well-crafted, often explosive pay-offs (Financial Times)

Remarkably good. There's a wildly eclectic range on display, from personal meditations to flights of absurdist whimsy (Guardian)

Brilliant surreal stories, full of unexpected twists and turns (The List)

Everyone knew that B.J. Novak was smart and sexy, but funny, too!? Wow, screw that guy. I haven't laughed at words this hard since I read (Joshua Ferris author of The Unnamed and Then We Came to the End)

ONE MORE THING is a funny and inventive debut collection, infused with a deadpan absurdist wit reminiscent of Woody Allen and Ian Frazier. B.J. Novak's stories are sly and playful, but they can pack a real emotional wallop (Tom Perrotta, author of Nine Inches)

Dark and hilarious, like the fudge Grandma used to make during her 'special' period. Deliciously funny! (Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts and The Stench of Honolulu)

A funny writer with a great ear, but also a genuine storyteller with an observant eye and finely tuned emotional radar (Michiko Kakutani New York Times)

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An endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive and startlingly original debut collection that signals the arrival of a welcome new voice in American fiction.

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Format: Paperback
I confess that when I bought One More Thing: Stories and other stories, my expectations were low. I braced myself for a comedian's memoir, not unlike the tens of recent precedents. I foresaw a series of anecdotal tales with varying levels of humour and, if I was lucky, a little pith. I knew Novak only from The Office and, regardless of others' plaudits, I never rated his acting. All of which is to say: I was expecting a car crash.

My expectations were confounded. I thoroughly enjoyed this wide-ranging collection of short stories, which deftly covers every aspect of the human condition. Some stories are a couple of sentences; some are considerably longer. Some are funny; others thoughtful; others genuinely moving. Others miss the mark, but this latter category is by far the smallest. He litters the text with some mildly irritating "discussion questions", which have a tendency to point to the obvious or become indulgently self-aware, but they're easily skipped.

While the stories are clever, however, Novak's ear is excellent. At his best, he crafts lines that live long in the memory, and captures characters and dialogue with the deftness of a literary great. I could write about his use of language all day long, but I'll restrain myself to a handful of examples.

While spinning one corporate yarn, Novak uses the pitch-perfect phrase

"more than 140,000 distinct units of social media approval"

This phrase could have been uttered in any one of tens of meetings I've endured over the past twelve months. It captures so perfectly that self-affirming desire of so many corporate shills to name things in ways which are understood by everyone but familiar to no-one.
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I started off by finding this book of witticisms in short, shorter and even shorter stories amusing but about two thirds of the way in, I was losing the will to live. That's when I took another book on holiday with me, loved it and then returned to this to finish it just as I returned to work, equally saddened. Some are jokes with a punchline that is amusing, some are ironic witticisms on modern life, some are intellectual criticism of book reviewers, but overall I wasn't that taken with BJ, my dirty mind didn't even find the granny giving BJs that amusing. I never get rid of any book but if this was one fell off the back of a moving van, I'd not cry.
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Format: Hardcover
“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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AUDIOBOOK review - I came to this without any knowledge of the author and left looking impatiently for the next book from Mr Novak. Funny, shocking and beautifully performed (by some well known people) this audiobook is never far from my cd player. Brilliant work... now where's the next one!
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I bought this largely on the Amazon reviews - big mistake. The content is tedious, rambling and plainly self-indulgent. This, I assure you, is of zero artistic merit .... and not even mildly amusing. It is self-indulgent drivel.
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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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After the joyous experience of reading The Book with No Pictures to my child, I ordered this book of short stories with eagerness. I was not disappointed.

The stories are witty, but also have depth and poignancy.
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