Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Company

Stephen Jones takes a job as in sales at the corporation Zephyr and he quickly realizes the absurdity of corporate life. An argument over a missing doughnut leads to massive reorganization in the company. When more seemingly qualified people begin to disappear, Jones starts asking questions. First up, are we really only selling our products to internal customers? Nursing a crush on the beautiful, secretive Eve, the receptionist, Jones does not leave but his suspicions lead to a meeting with the top brass. And when Jones discovers the real reason for Zephyr's existence, he must decide whether to expose or go along. Barry's books satirize corporate culture. Like his previous book, Jennifer Government, the premise is excellent but the execution isn't quite up to the ideas, but it's still a fun and worthy read.

1 comment:

mike s. said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I enjoyed the book as a fun summer read. I agree, the execution of the premise wasn't perfect. But the recurring controversy surrounding the missing donut kept me amused. And in the end, isn't that all that really matters?