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Resume with Monsters

2002-04-21 19:56:59+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

In the Scary Devil Monastery, William Browning Spencer's Résumé With Monsters was described by someone as as accurate a portrayal of office politics and interactions as Bruce Bethke's Headcrash. Pretty high praise, so I picked it up. That's true for life as a temp perhaps, but more than that it's a reasonably paced homage to H.P. Lovecraft, where madness results from the gradual perception of reality, as the veil of comfort we impose on ourselves to make the universe makes sense fades in the face of reality. Not a great book, but one that stands out from the dross enough to make it a cult classic. From White Wolf Publishing, who explicitly asks that you pass it around. Who's next?

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#Comment made: 2002-04-21 20:59:52+00 by: markpasc [edit history]

His Zod Wallop, Irrational Fears, and short-story collection The Return of Count Electric aren't bad, either. Résumé and Irrational Fears are best, if I had to pick.

#Comment made: 2002-04-22 01:06:43+00 by: meuon

What?!?! A publishing company WANTING you to 'pass it around'? Are you sure they won't sue each reader for a licensing fee, having installed some hi-tech tracking device under the cover page, tracking and counting all of the unlicensed users?

Next you'll be telling me they'll think Amazon selling used copies is a good idea. I already like these guys. I may have to find a copy (for sale even).