Thursday, July 16, 2015

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Joshua Ferris
Call Number
1st Floor McNaughton
Highly Recommended
Book Review
Paul C. O’Rourke, DDS is a misanthrope. As an equal opportunity hater, there is little that he doesn’t have a nasty comment about: religion, technology, phones (which he calls “me-machines”), relationships, and the world in general. Hijinks ensue when someone commandeers his identity in the virtual world. From creating a website for his dental practice to a Facebook page to a very active Twitter account, the ersatz Paul C. O’Rourke seems to be living life more fully realized than the real Paul. Ferris’s dark, dark humor makes this book a fun read while still forcing readers to examine the slings and arrows of modern existence.  
Submitted By
Lugene Rosen
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries

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