After Daniel Ogilvie’s previous book, George and the Rabbit’s flirtation with the New York Times’ Best Seller list (which went unrequited) this book follows George’s travails as he finds himself at odds with today’s society.
Fresh from his failed suicide attempt, George decides to start up his own company, bringing him into contact with venture capitalists, estate agents, HR managers and many others who compete at the bottom of George’s personal evolutionary scale.
George has found new love and, after slaughtering any rival beaus, his path is clear. But will his inamorata be attracted, long-term, to a sociopathic introvert?
Will Mr. Benson maintain his new-found libido? What role do the armadillos and Mutiny on the Bounty play in a politician’s career? Just how did Ashley contract leprosy? And can a profane Shirley Bassey impersonator save the day?
From the worst-selling author of Home Thoughts from a Man comes a brand new, blackly comic novel.
George is screaming inside and he doesn’t understand why. George’s friend, Frank, has his own troubles--but he also has a new woman in his life, a woman their other friend Matthew is also in love with. But these are nothing compared to the battles George has at work.
Will the yellow team win the idiotic team building event? Will George win his battle with the HR manager? Will Frank (ever) learn to be more suave in his love-making? Which of the protagonists murders who? Will Hannah’s father find his Mapuche maidens? And what’s Mr. Benson’s role in all this?
'I haven't read a book that flows this well since I read Douglas Adams in my late teens... I challenge you to make this book last more than a fortnight, at most.'
'The best thing about this novel are Ogilvie’s observations on modern life, which is what this writer does particularly well. George’s substantial wit finds its targets in everything from vegetarians to religious believers (I am both!) but the main focus in this book is on management, making the best passages a kind of Tom Sharpe meets Dilbert.'
'Satirical, original, funny and insightful in a quirky way. Should get a cult following from anyone suffering bad management at work (um, that would be most people?) Ogilvie has a darkly comic 'take' on British life in general and British men in particular. Not a dull page.'
'All things considered, this is an excellent book, very well written, very witty and funny.'
Join our titular hero and his stalwart wife when, after 40 years of living in the UK, he uproots and
'This is a fascinating journey from a thoughtful British engineer (and excellent writer) who--dissatisfied by what the UK has to offer him--takes off on a journey of adventure. He tries living in Singapore, Canada and Thailand, to hilarious effect, especially with regard to governmental and corporate inefficiency, ex-pat life, and his Thai wife's sentimental penchant for bringing home pregnant stray dogs.'
'But there is no whinging in any of this; frustration is turned instead to humour and to an always upbeat, positive, and inspiring outlook on life. And it is this, even more than the great laughs, which makes "Home Thoughts From a Man" a truly magnificent book and warrants the full five stars in this review.'
'I would rather have testicular cancer than be forced to read another word of this prosodic diarrhoea.'
'Marvelous story and one worth the read!'
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