Sunday, 29 March 2015

"One More Thing" by B.J. Novak | Book Review

One More Thing by B.J. Novak
I expected to enjoy this book because I like B.J. Novak's humour, but the collection still managed to pleasantly surprise me. He's come up with scenarios that are hilarious, absurd, irreverent...and always entertaining. Amid all the humour, he also manages to include a lot of sensitivity and wisdom, which I wasn't necessarily expecting.

I'm really impressed by his ability to write in so many narrative voices; there are over 60 short stories in this collection, and there's a different narrative voice for each.

Some of the stories even intersect, and when they do, there's a bit of a thrilling moment - one case in particular resulted in a very sweet moment of realization.

From the hare bent on a rematch, to the man who invented the calendar, to the recent arrival to heaven who's procrastinating his visit to his grandmother, the stories contained in this book are hilarious and each is written in such a different style that I think there's something in here for everyone.

I absolutely love this collection - I have a feeling I'll be returning to these stories frequently.

*This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.
Photo by nikkitheknack


  1. I only really got into reading short stories in the last few years. Perhaps it's because I'm older and busier now than in the past, but they suit me better than longer books because you can pick them up and put them down more easily.

    I like the sound of this one. Another one to add to the list!

    1. That could very well be the reason! This is the first book of short stories I've read in...probably years. But it was just great, being able to read a full story in a few pages - it's great because even if you're short on time, you can read a story based on its length!

      Yay I'm glad! :)

  2. I really need to start reading this at some point. I know everyone loves it and your review has only made me want to read it sooner! Great review, Nikki!

    1. Ah! I'm so glad to hear that, I hope you love it as much as I do :D