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Several People Are Typing
Several People Are Typing: A Novel | Calvin Kasulke
A work-from-home, comic tour-de-force that takes place entirely in a PR firm's Slack channels--a strange digital landscape where an employee claims to be literally trapped inside. For fans of Office Space, Then We Came to the End and Severance. And anyone who has ever struggled with an emoticon. Gerald, a mid-level employee of a New York-based public relations firm, has been uploaded into the company's internal Slack channels--at least his consciousness has. His colleagues assume it's just an elaborate ploy to exploit their lax work-from-home policy, but now that his productivity is through the roof, they are only too happy to indulge him. Disembodied and alarmed by the looming abyss of an eternity on-line, Gerald enlists his co-worker Pradeep to find out what happened to his body and help him escape. As Gerald plunges deeper into the surprisingly expansive Slack landscape, he finds a unlikely ally in Slackbot, Slack's AI assistant, who helps him navigate his new digital reality. Meanwhile, the team's real-world problems are in danger of snowballing out of control. Top client Bjrk dog food might be poisoning Pomeranians across the country; someone is sabotaging the boss's office furniture; Tripp and Beverly are breaking the unspoken rule against office romances; and the incessant howling of wild dogs is starting to drive Lydia insane. Also: Why is Slackbot so interested in Gerald? And what in the hell does the :dusty-stick: emoji mean? Hilarious, irreverent, and wholly original, Calvin Kasulke's Several People Are Typing is a satire of both corporate and contemporary life, and a perfect antidote to the way we live now.
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bthegood
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Enjoyed this humorous take on office life and online communication and one worker gets stuck in the program online. Only one issue - the sexual relationship was iffy at best between Gerald and Pradeep (not consensual if Gerald's body taken over by the computer program - imo).

#BookSpinBingo

Make a great day everyone -

WJCintron Sounds like fun! Stacked!! 😃👍 4mo
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Sapphire
Mehso-so

I listened on audio from the library. It was funny in parts in satire of how people avoid work with email. But overall it was just odd. Not my favorite of the TOB titles.

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MicheleinPhilly
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Bailedbailed

An actual photo of me trying to read this shit.

NOPE.

LeahBergen 😆 4mo
Tamra Funny! 4mo
BkClubCare I did the audiobook- it worked! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly @BkClubCare I can‘t do audio - my mind wanders, unfortunately. 4mo
BkClubCare @MicheleinPhilly - not 4 nothin‘ - but that is WHY exactly, I started doing audiobooks. Wanted to train my brain to be a better listener. It‘s got to be the right narrator, for sure. (edited) 4mo
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Onioons
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Quirky with a capital Q! Such a fun read too!

LiteraryinLawrence Quirky is right! This was so bizarre but I was there for it. 5mo
Onioons @LiteraryinLawrence yeah, it's hard to be genuinely original & this really was 5mo
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jhstack
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Haven't made quicker work of a book in a while, but this modern office weird satire told through Slack chats really hit the spot.

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Addison_Reads
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I didn't get this read in time for #ToB2022, but I'm glad I finally had the chance.

The idea of a guy somehow becoming stuck inside his computer seemed ludicrous at first, but Kasulke manages to create a funny read that focuses on office relationships and how we interact with others in a virtual world.

I ended up enjoying this much more than I thought I would when I started reading it.

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Sophronisba
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Today the Morning News Tournament of Books continues with No One Is Talking About This vs. Several People Are Typing.
No One Is Talking About This is about a woman with a continually trending Twitter account who basically thinks in tweets until she is shaken out of her obsession by a real-life crisis. Several People Are Typing is about a man who becomes accidentally trapped in his office Slack.

Sophronisba No One Is Talking About This has been nominated for multiple awards, so I'm going against the grain, but I did not like it -- the main character felt shallow and self-absorbed to me in a way that did not seem intentional. Several People Are Typing was silly but also kind of sweet, and made me laugh several times, so I'm crossing my fingers for an upset today. 6mo
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Julsmarshall
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This strange little story is told completely in slack messages. It is short and compelling, I could put it down and finished it on my breaks and lunch over the last 2 days. Clever and unique, this debut author has a fresh new voice! #epistolary

UwannaPublishme This sounds like a fun read! 😁 7mo
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Nelnjali
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3.25⭐ This was a very quick read and overall very enjoyable. I think it is especially enjoyable for those who have had to use Slack professionally, like I have. It fits firmly into the category of absurdity, but it also has some laugh out loud moments and some creepy moments. 👇

Nelnjali That said, l am a bit disappointed with it as well. This was a solid 4.5-5 ⭐ for me until the last 20-30 pages. The ending just felt rushed and tidied up too neatly, and there were many jarring questions left unanswered. I personally enjoy stories that don't tell you everything and allow you to make your own conclusions, but there were some things that were left too unclear. I really enjoyed it, but I'm sad that I didn't love it in the end. 7mo
Nelnjali There was also a problematic scene near the end that put a sour taste in my mouth. I really wanted to like the romance at the end, but the circumstances in which it comes out are very problematic and due to the rushed ending, the problems seem even more glossed over. 7mo
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Nelnjali
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I'm reading this odd little book with my coffee ☕ and breakfast 🥓🧁 this morning. I'm enjoying it so far, but being stuck in the Slack app (having used it for many clients) is my nightmare!

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Hazel2019
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3.5 ⭐️s

A VERY quick read, all written in the form of slack chats. One of the office workers gets stuck in slack and all sort of weirdness ensues. It is quirky, funny but don‘t expect any deep life lessons out of this one 😁 if you have a few free hours, give it a try.

Chazlyn Sounds interesting! 7mo
tokorowilliamwallace I was considering picking this up from Target last week! I think I'll skip it at full price, but if it shows up when I'm thrifting, I might consider it again. 4mo
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alisiakae
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Mehso-so

As a person who has used Slack for years, I was loving everything about this book. Until almost the very end. There is one particularly incident that completely took me out of the story, and found the glossing over a non-consensual situation quite problematic and triggering. (More discussion on that under a spoiler alert in the comments)

Also, for #pop22 folx, would this be considered a social horror novel?
#tob2022

alisiakae There's no way to get consent from an unconscious body, or in this case one stolen by Slackbot, so the Slackbot/pradeep rape of Gerald that was not acknowledged as rape was not something I could overlook or let pass. It wasn't funny, and was a pretty horrible meet-cute situation in the end. 7mo
Megabooks I believe @BarbaraBB used this for her social horror. 👍🏻 7mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t, I used Another Black Girl for that prompt, but this is definitely social horror in my opinion. @Megabooks 7mo
Readerann Yeah, the non-consent thing bothered me, too. 7mo
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stevesbookstuf1
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Strange, quirky & hilarious are words used to describe this book. All true - along with quick & compulsively readable. Gerald, while WFH at a PR firm, has his mind inexplicably sucked up into the firm's Slack messaging system. Hilarity & some existential stuff ensue. This ended exactly as I expected, & at the same time included something I hadn't expected at all (but really liked). I LOL'd more than once.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/2fc8xy9a

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TaraTLK
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This is one of those books where it feels oddly true even thought I have never worked in that field or that office, or had a coworker get trapped inside the work slack. Fast paced. Actual LOL moments.

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khooliha
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Got this out of the library, as the gimmick of it made it a incredibly short read, but I like it enough that I'll probably pick up a copy for myself someday! Stranger than I anticipated, more than its Slack gimmick, I had a really good time with this late stage capitalism romp. #howling

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thebluestocking
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I laughed out loud throughout this short and pithy novel. Gerald's consciousness is literally stuck in Slack (though his body is not), and the whole book is written in the various Slack channels of the PR agency where he works. While I don't use Slack specifically, anyone who texts or works in the modern office world will be able to keep up. I enjoyed this one, even if the plot lines felt a bit thin. Now I'm off to search for sunset images.

thebluestocking (I wish I were clever enough to write this review out in text messages, with lots of :dustybroom: references.) 8mo
Christyco125 That sounds like a nightmare. But maybe not - my slack channels are full of memes and GIFs. 8mo
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ReadingEnvy This was so fun in audio. Do I think it is a deep or life changing book? Nah but they don't all need to be! 8mo
cariashley :dustybroom: 😂😂 still makes me laugh 8mo
sarahbarnes I haven‘t read this one. I might have to check it out! 8mo
alisiakae This just came in on my holds shelf! 8mo
Ruthiella This was a lot of fun and it made me laugh too! 😂 8mo
Cinfhen You make me want to pick this up!! Because the plot seemed so stupid that I wasn‘t drawn to it at all. 8mo
BarbaraBB Great review. It‘s a fun read indeed! 8mo
thebluestocking @Christyco125 Fun to read about though! 8mo
thebluestocking @ReadingEnvy I debated between the audio and a physical copy. I went with physical but I‘m intrigued by the audio experience of a text-based book. And I feel like this was a much-needed lighter #tob read. 8mo
thebluestocking @cariashley Me too! I think it‘ll come in handy in the #tob discord. 😂 8mo
thebluestocking @sarahbarnes It‘s a super fast read if nothing else! 8mo
thebluestocking @4thhouseontheleft I hope you enjoy it! And I hope your Covid recovery is quick. 💙 8mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Such a fun book! And nice to have something a little light-hearted on the #tob shortlist. 8mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen I‘ll be interested to hear what you think if you do pick it up. It goes really fast. And I hope your Covid recovery is coming along too! 💙 (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen Feeling much better/ thanks 😊 8mo
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brittanybooks
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Quick read and entertaining. Makes me miss my work from home shenanigans. #book25of2022

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Onioons 😂 😂 😂 5mo
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ImperfectCJ
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This isn't a mind-blowing novel, but it's cute and fun with a little deeper existential stuff. There's a big red herring that rankles me, and I feel really ambivalent about Slack, but overall I enjoyed reading it. I did most of it on audio and finished on eBook. The audio is weird in a kind of delightful way, especially on 1.5x. It came on in the car and made my teenager lose control with laughter.

Second book done for #ToB2022

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rachelsbrittain
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A wonderfully strange novel about a man whose consciousness is accidentally uploaded to his work's slack channel. Other odd things are happening, too, but all Gerald's coworkers think this is some sort of elaborate prank. A really fun, quick read. Some people might find the format too off-putting, but I actually really liked it.

thebluestocking I enjoyed this one too. It made me laugh out loud. 😆 (edited) 8mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Starting this fun, weird book about a man whose mind is somehow accidentally uploaded to Slack

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Ruthiella
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Mmmkay, I don‘t understand what happened with Tripp and Beverly or how Lydia was able to manifest...but otherwise this story of how a PR firm employee accidentally gets his consciousness downloaded into his work Slack channel was pretty fun and often funny. I also dug the romance angle. My work uses a different program and is in a different industry, but a lot of the workplace attitudes and actions were nonetheless familiar to me. 😅 #TOB #ToB2022

Sophronisba I never figured out the Lydia thing either -- I would have cut that whole subplot. 8mo
Chelsea.Poole I laughed out loud a few times with this. Not a top favorite from the list, but different and a great commentary on contemporary work. 8mo
Ruthiella @Sophronisba But she saved the dog food campaign...do you hear that howling? 😉 8mo
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Ruthiella @Chelsea.Poole I laughed out loud too. Too much of the workplace bull and time wasting was all too familiar to me! 😂 8mo
thebluestocking I read a sample of this and thought it was pretty clever. I‘m looking forward to it. 8mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking I think you‘ll like it. It‘s short and reads fast. 8mo
Megabooks Dusty stick 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 8mo
Ruthiella @Megabooks 😂😂😂 8mo
Cinfhen It seems so oddball/ goofball plus it‘s up against my #ToBFavorite (The Lockwood) so I‘m probably not going to read it,but your review makes me more curious. @GuiltyFeat recently reviewed it on his BookTube challenge and also praised its fun & entertaining format & content. 8mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen It was fun and entertaining. You could probably read it in a couple of hours too. BTW every time I watch Daniel @GuiltyFeat , I think of you. He‘s mentioned you on the channel before and I think, “Hey, I know her too!” 😅 8mo
BarbaraBB I liked it too. It‘s sharp and funny and pretty sarcastic about our society becoming a virtual one. 8mo
Cinfhen Daniel is GREAT!!! His reviews are brilliant 🙌🏻 8mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Totally on point about virtual communication in a workplace where we increasingly do not interact in person! 8mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen His reviews are great, even if I often disagree with him. 😂 8mo
squirrelbrain What @cinfhen said - the Lockwood is also my favourite so I might not read this now. However it sounds great, so once it‘s available a bit more cheaply in the UK I may get it. 8mo
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain I expect the Lockwood to defeat it in the first round (though you never know!), but for sure keep it in mind when you want something quick and fun. 8mo
kwmg40 This was definitely a fun one. We really need a dusty stick emoji here on Litsy! 8mo
Ruthiella @kwmg40 We do! 😂 8mo
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Sophronisba
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This book is very funny, and also weirdly moving in the end, despite its absurd premise (a man gets stuck in his company's Slack chat). I think it could have been a novella, actually; I think a couple of subplots could be excised without losing a thing. But I grew really attached to some of these characters -- Gerald and Pradeep in particular.

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cariashley
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Really enjoyed this on audiobook! It made me laugh, and was actually pretty cute. Plus it was a one day listen which is always nice! Will be recommending it to my colleagues on our book-club Slack 😆

Glad it‘s on the #TOB22 shortlist as I might have missed it otherwise. Book 6 of 18 done!

Megabooks It is hilarious! Glad you enjoyed it! 8mo
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Readerann
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I‘m dating myself here, but couldn‘t resist taking this photo. 😁 The book was fun and clever, but I certainly don‘t see it winning the #ToB2022. (I didn‘t ‘get‘ a lot of the slang and had to return the book to the library before I could look it up - oh well.)

BkClubCare I had to listen to the “dusty stick” explanation a few times (I did the audio) and I‘m still not sure I know it with confidence 🤣 8mo
Megabooks I loved all the 👍🏻 emoji‘s because I am so guilty of overusing it!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 8mo
vivastory @Megabooks I saw someone recently on social media call the 👍 the go to response for dads & I was 💀 because I use it all the time 😂 8mo
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Megabooks @vivastory 😂😂😂 8mo
Tamra I use 👍🏾 all the time! 😆 8mo
Readerann @BkClubCare @Megabooks @vivastory @Tamra Oh, I constantly use 👍with my daughters, but have read it is also used as a phrase I‘d rather not mention. 😳 As for the book, there was a page near the end where Beverley and Tripp are breaking up and there were all sorts of 2 and 3-letter ‘codes‘ I didn‘t get. I may have to check the book out again at some point and try to figure that conversation out! 😁 8mo
BkClubCare @Readerann - a print + audio would likely have been the ideal way. The audiobook made it quite fun but still, I am a visual person first. 8mo
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EatSleepRead
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This book is crazy funny. If you work from home (as I do) you will definitely laugh through the beginning, it is just spot on. Suspend reality and you will enjoy this one.

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BarbaraBB
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This book made me laugh out loud. It is so recognizable to me. Slack, the use of emojis, the attitude towards the clients: it's really like the typical office culture within creative agencies. I enjoyed how the whole book was written in Slack channels and I liked the storyline, even though I'm not sure how it ended with Gerald and Slackbot. A fun read, but not really memorable and I doubt if it's worth the Rooster! #Tob22 #pop22 #SocialHorror

Cinfhen Still need to pick this up/ how many books do you have left from the #ToBshortlist? 9mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, nice use of #pop22 🙌🏻😊💕 9mo
Megabooks Agreed! But I gave it more stars than you. 😉 (storygraph) 9mo
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KarenUK Agree too! Definitely a fun read…. 💕 9mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Wow, you gave it 4.5 stars! That‘s quite high! 9mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I am ambit to start my eleventh, how about you? 9mo
Cinfhen I‘m picking up Intimacies this weekend (( thank you 😘) and then I‘ll have 5 or 6 more. 9mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen After Subdivision I‘ll have 7 more but I‘m not sure if I‘m going to read Confession (very expensive) or the Ozeki (such a chunkster) 9mo
Cinfhen I think I‘m able to borrow all the books I‘m missing except for the Ozeki, but it might show up in the next few weeks. I‘m very open to bailing on any of them though 😆 9mo
squirrelbrain I‘m torn with this one. I can‘t get it on any of the ‘free‘ sites yet. I could use an Audible credit but it‘s very short and, because it‘s so short it seems expensive to buy. ((c9). Do you think it will work on audio? (@megabooks did you do audio?) Is it worth paying (c9 for? 9mo
thebluestocking Lovely review! Like @squirrelbrain I‘m torn about this and some of the others I still need to read. This one, In Concrete, and Nervous System are books I would have to pay full price for. I‘m leaning towards buying this one and bailing on the other two. 9mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I did do audio. It was a full cast recording and very funny! I did buy it but it was only $13 (credits here are worth $11.50) so it didn‘t feel too bad. I‘m not sure it is worth (c9, though. 9mo
Ruthiella I‘ve only read the first chapter but also found it very humorous and recognizable after two years of using a similar application at my work. I agree, it probably won‘t win. But a fun read tucked in among the rest! 9mo
squirrelbrain I think I‘ll just use my Audible credit on it then - sounds fun! Thanks @Megabooks 9mo
BarbaraBB @thebluestocking I‘d choose this one above In Concrete but I haven‘t read Nervous System yet. In Concrete starts good but went over my head later on. @Megabooks recommends audio for Several People. 9mo
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magyklyXdelish
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This was a quick read due to the format. I love that it was told through slack messages. It was quirky and definitely funny at times. However it lacked any real oomph to make me thoroughly invested in either the plot or characters.

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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kwmg40
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I've been working from home since the beginning of the pandemic and I'm on Slack every day with my coworkers. So I totally related to this story, which is a rather horrifying thought!

It's a short, fun and very different kind of book.

#ToB2022 #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 9mo
BkClubCare And do you use Dusty Stick?! 9mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Thanks for all your encouragement during the readathon!

@BkClubCare I had to look for the Dusty Stick emoji on Slack! I'm still hazy about what it really means! 😄
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Andrew65 @kwmg40 You‘re welcome. Thanks for playing along. 9mo
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JoyBlue
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Review to come. [between Pick and So-So]

This is an impulse read for #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

#WrapItUpReadathon @keys_on_fire

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BkClubCare
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I gave this 4/5 in goodreads (book cover as in the gr app, Esther assisting) though I actually listened to the #audiobook. It is an unreal situation and told quite amusingly; office dysfunction and romance. It is full of surprises. #tob2022 #DogsofLitsy

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Lilmissinmsp
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Super quick read (~2 hours), written in the form of Slack messages. While it was an enjoyable read, the subplots seemed to die halfway through (what happened to Lydia?? Why were the emoticons for Tripp & Bev screwed up???), so I was left wishing the ending had better resolution. 😕

BooksIHeld Enjoyed it as well but yeah I was confused about Lydia and the emoticons. Still I'd read the author's future works 9mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Wow. What did I just read? This was a surreal but also relatable book told entirely in posts within different Slack channels of a PR company. One of the employees actually gets stuck in Slack (out of his body… don‘t ask, you just have to suspend disbelief) and then things get pretty bizarre. Amidst the absurdity it was a super creative take on modern office culture. It‘s hard to explain, but I liked it a lot!

Megabooks Great review! 9mo
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keithlafo
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Largely enjoyable. Not all of the characters worked for me, and the story seems to sag in the middle (and the Lydia subplot felt odd) but it‘s funny, fast-paced, and unique. Definitely a book to check out if you want something light to read.

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Chelsea.Poole
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I‘m on the fence about this one. It has a lot to say about current work culture, especially in these COVID times, but in a small package. A fast read, or listen in my case. I probably won‘t remember the specifics of the book, but it will add to my view of some of the ridiculousness that goes on in modern jobs. I was surprised at the romance factor!

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BookishTrish
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I found this office romance / sci fi told through a company‘s Slack channels surprisingly moving. The ending between Gerald and Pradeep even made me tear up a little.

Mindyrecycles Sounds fun! It‘s on the #tob22 long list. 10mo
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Christine
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Took me a minute to get into the groove of this on audio, but I ended up really enjoying the experience! It's a weird and lovable book. I frequently cackled at the silly genius of certain lines and their delivery by an excellent full cast. I'll also now often want to use “dusty stick“ as a reaction to things in life, but I'm not on Slack and nobody (like pre-reading-this-book me) will get it...sigh.

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la_isla
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Look, I‘m not 100% sure what I just read, but it was pretty damn entertaining either way. Not my usual thing - my brain struggled to follow some of it because it‘s told through a messenger style of writing, but I still got a decent picture and the characters were amusing, and it was a really quick read. #my2021reads

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j9brown
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Mehso-so

Amusing. That's kind of all I've got to say about it 🤷🏻‍♀️

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kbuggle
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Pickpick

So quirky! I read this quick, in a few hours.. it made me hate slack even more 😖 but overall a good little read

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Well-ReadNeck
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Panpan

Me reading the blurb: Ha! A book told completely in slack messages. Seems hard to pull off.

Me reading the book: huh. Didn‘t really pull this off.

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britt_brooke
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ I thought this would be a quick (it was), fun (eh, vaguely) audiobook experience, but the gimmicky slack channel style got old very quickly. The satirical riffing of office culture was spot on, though, so I can‘t slam it too hard. I was entertained.

Cinfhen Appreciate your honesty 🤓Great review!! This will be a #BorrowNotBuy for me 11mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Good call - that‘s what I did. 😉 11mo
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Karkar
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This was a super fast read. I read it and listened at the same time and I really enjoyed it. Each character had there own actor, which made it so much better. There is a bit a weird storyline but I got past that and all was good.

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Dalaine
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Let me start by saying that this is one of the most bizarre books I have ever read. The premise of a book being written through Slack channels doesn't seem like it should work, but it does.
This book is funny, thought-provoking and weird. I loved it. I read it in one day. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a fun little escape.

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Hooked_on_books
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I had this on hold from the library but saw it when I was out today and really wanted to read it right away. So I did! It‘s a fun, silly look at office culture with a fantastical element to it. I really enjoyed this quick, funny read.

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KarenUK
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Utterly absurd but also pretty funny. Told entirely through the Slack communications of employees of a (what seems like pretty inept) PR firm, where most of the team are finding any excuse to WFH. Things get weird as the ‘slackbot‘ becomes a character, and reality and online lives cross paths. Amusing, a little bit throwaway, but a fun one-sitting read.

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ReadingEnvy
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This book had me chortling in the car in under ten minutes. I don't know what the experience is in print, but the audio - read by MacLeod Andrews, Neil Shah, Dani Martineck, Sophie Amoss, Neil Hellegers, Cary Hite, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Joshua Kane, Amy Landon, Nicole Lewis, Brittany Pressley, Jonathan Todd Ross - is like sketch comedy if sketch comedy recited Slack channel conversations from a marketing firm where everyone finds reasons to WFH.↘️

ReadingEnvy I have only used Slack a few times but that didn't interfere with my understanding of what was happening. Emojis are read as the item but I could :eyes: what they were doing. Different Slack channels are used to help the reader know who is privy to the information. Oh and I just spent 15 minutes reading about :dustystick: 12mo
ReadingEnvy If you had to move to a shared online space because of Covid - Slack, Teams, etc - I think this will be particularly amusing. There are some surprises in there I will leave for the reader 12mo
Lindy Thanks to you, I‘ve just now spent 15 minutes reading about Slack‘s dusty stick emoji. Interesting! 12mo
Ruthiella I just spent 15 minutes reading about Slack! 12mo
ReadingEnvy @Lindy @Ruthiella I know! The debates! The drama! 12mo
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Kimberlone
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I must have won a Goodreads Kindle giveaway, because this book appeared in my library over the weekend. From what I‘ve read about this book, sounds very interesting! Looking forward to getting to it soon.

Megabooks I loved it! 13mo
Kimberlone @Megabooks good to hear! 13mo
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Megabooks
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Readers are either going to absolutely love or really hate this, but I thought it was creative and hilarious!

Gerald‘s consciousness is stuck in Slack with a very unhelpful Help Desk bot. The book is told as an extended conversation in Slack among a handful of coworkers, who are dealing with this, interoffice romance, and an unfolding dog food crisis.

I really dig workplace satire, and the full-cast #audiobook was really well done. Strong pick!

vivastory Hmm... I'm cautiously intrigued 🤣 13mo
Megabooks @vivastory I almost tagged you. I think you‘ll like this. 👍🏻🤣 (edited) 13mo
TiminCalifornia Adding this for when I need a good laugh after a heavier book. You do great reviews. 13mo
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vivastory I see there's a reasonable wait time for it on my library. Just put it on hold 👍 13mo
Megabooks @TiminCalifornia it would definitely work then. It‘s also a fast read, which is why I picked it now. And thank you! 😀 13mo
Megabooks @vivastory I hope you like it. I‘m interested to see what other people think as reviews roll in. 13mo
EvieBee Yay! I was able to check out both ebook and audio. Can‘t wait to read! 13mo
KristiAhlers I loved it personally. 13mo
Megabooks @EvieBee fantastic! We‘ve been liking the same things, so hopefully this will be a pick for you too. 13mo
Megabooks @Katbooklover 👍🏻👍🏻 13mo
Cinfhen Like @vivastory I‘m cautiously intrigued!!!! Will see what I can find 13mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen it may come along on scribd since it‘s a book club pick. 🤞🏻 definitely worth checking out! Really fun. 13mo
Reggie Yeah, I‘m gonna have to stack this. 13mo
Megabooks @Reggie I think you‘d like it. 👍🏻 13mo
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Y‘all this is Office Space meets Tron. I kid you not this was a super fast read. The format reads like DM‘s in an office which leads to fast reading in and of itself. The characters are a hoot and there are several laugh out loud moments. One person is sucked into a computer program (Tron) while the rest of the office deals with a dog food PR nightmare. Pick this one up you won‘t be sorry.

Kimberlone Oh this sounds interesting! 13mo
KristiAhlers @Kimberlone I found this super fun and it still gets a message across how we may live too much in our apps on our phone and computer. 13mo
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