Jess Walter’s The Financial Lives of the Poets has a refreshing honesty about it.
Read the book synopsis for The Financial Lives of the Poets. This title is also available in audio.
Now, as I take the elevator up to the fifth floor and that Gitmo of offices, Human Resources, I pray to God or the Pope, or whichever saint is in charge of humiliation avoidance that the elevator doors will NOT open to the third floor, that old cauldron of a newsroom, but of course the Pope — knowing that I haven’t taken the required classes yet — causes the doors to open exactly on the third floor. And, not satisfied with this, the Pope causes to step on my elevator the last person on earth I would want to see, the Idi Amin of journalism, the Pol Pot of my newspaper, he whose name cannot be typed without befouling a keyboard, the very editor who accepted my resignation two years ago and then took me back, only to force me out four months later, the evil M–.
Yes, that really is only two sentences!
This novel is dripping with unpretentious yet intelligent satire… finding myself grinning quite often while reading this one.
I’m hosting the TLC Book Tour for this title on 12 October – be sure to check back in then for my review!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following: Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
Looking forward to reading your teasers!