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missberlyreads
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Mehso-so

I finished this over then weekend. It's a fine read. I would love to revisit this world before the attack to see the Operatives on duty and in action. We need more stories about badass women kicking ass, and saving the world from evil.
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#theregionalofficeisunderattack #manuelgonzales #oracles #getlit #kvnreads17

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BillBlume
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Overall, loved this book. The voice Manuel brings to this crazy adventure rambles but doesn't bore & reads like a literary Quentin Tarantino. The ending kind of missed the mark a bit for me. The book reads as if it's building to some big twist, but then one never really arrives. It just sort of peters out. It's a fun book, though, and I'll be keeping an eye out for whatever book Manuel writes next and gladly snatch it up. #TROiUA! #ManuelGonzales

BillBlume This also marks the end of my first book for the Eclectic Readers Podcast MadLibs Reading Challenge. 1 down with 11 to go! #ERMadLibs @EclecticReaders 3y
Ruri_kaichou Whoo! 👏👏👏 3y
EclecticReaders Awesome! 🎉 3y
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BillBlume
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Dealing with the death of a character in the midst of an action novel isn't easy (I've been there, and it's hard as hell). I'm more than two-thirds of the way through The Regional Office is Under Attack!, and Manuel does a nice job giving Death its due without sacrificing the pace of his story or overdramatizing the emotional fallout. #TheFeels #TROiUA! #HesDeadJim #death #manuelgonzales #readingchallenge

Laura317 Wilf!! Love him! 3y
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BillBlume
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He's never named in this section, but in the saga of "Jacob, the Intern Everyone Hates," we find out his fate here. Cue the trumpet player performing "Taps." #TROiUA! #TheSagaOfJacobTheIntern #FuckTheIntern #FuckThatGuy #JacobSucks #ManuelGonzales #ERMadLibs #readingchallenge

Ruri_kaichou Now I really want to read this book. But I'm trying to stay on task! #BestLaidPlans 3y
BillBlume @Ruri_kaichou come to the dark side! We have cookies, and lots of hate for interns named Jacob. 3y
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BillBlume
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There seems to be a serious hate on for intern Jacob. I keep alternating between two thoughts regarding this hated intern. One: as many times as he's been mentioned, I half expect to see him actually show up as part of the story. Or Two: Manuel Gonzales might have known a guy named Jacob in real life he can't stand (i.e. literary revenge). #TROiUA! #ManuelGonzales #theregionalofficeisunderattack! #pointofview #pov #ERMadLibs #readingchallenge

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BillBlume
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I knew the point-of-view was going to change during the course of the book. As much as I dig Rose's voice, I've been curious to see if the voice of the story would change once the PoV shifted. Manuel doesn't disappoint, giving Sarah a different voice, even though it still holds to his style that has a certain free-flowing introspection. #TROiUA! #ManuelGonzales #theregionalofficeisunderattack! #pointofview #pov #ERMadLibs #readingchallenge

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BillBlume
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Rose has quite the potty mouth. Not a complaint. She's a fucking trip so far.

On a more serious note, I like that Manuel's third person is such an in-the-head/voice third person. He also has a unique storytelling style. I'm surprised how well this dual timeline storytelling works. It startled me at first, but I'm totally into it now.

#TROiUA! #ManuelGonzales #fuckingawesome #fuck #fuckingfuck #thirdperson

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BillBlume
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The way the intro to this book ends made me immediately think of Aragorn's speech from The Return of the King. Decided to listen to the score from Quantum of Solace while reading this, so I've got a weird mashup of movies at play here for the start of The Regional Office is Under Attack! #ManuelGonzales #LotR #TROiUA #007 #QuantumOfSolace #DavidArnold #ButItIsNotThisDay

TheLondonBookworm 😂😂 perfect! 3y
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BillBlume
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Never done a reading challenge before, but I'm starting the Eclectic Readers Podcast's 2017 Mad Lib Reading Challenge tonight. The first of the twelve books I'm going to read before the end of June is The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales. Looks like a pretty crazy story (can't wait!), and I just love the cover. #ERMadLibs #readingchallenge #theregionalofficeisunderattack #ManuelGonzales

Ruri_kaichou Yay! 👍😸🙌 3y
EclecticReaders Awesome choice 😃 3y
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