Thursday, June 9, 2011

HELP! A Bear is Eating Me!

HELP!  A Bear is Eating Me!HELP! A Bear is Eating Me! by Mykle Hansen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While corporate sleazeball Marv Pushkin is on a bear-killing/team-building trip in Alaska, he becomes trapped under his Range Rover and a bear begins eating him. Hilarity ensues.

HELP! A Bear is Eating Me! reads like Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me if it were written by Christopher Moore and Lou Ford was an ad agency executive rather than a small town sheriff. Making the reader care about a douchebag of Pushkin's caliber is a rough job but Mykle Hansen accomplishes just that. Pushkin's dialogue is pricess and it's clear that he's totally oblivous to the reality of his utter douchebaggery.

Not only is HELP! A Bear is Eating Me! a hilarious tale of an asshole getting what's coming to him, slowly and painfully, it's also a commentary on the inane corporate culture. I could easily see Marv Pushkin being in management where I work.

That's about all I have to say. If think a corporate scumbag getting eaten by a bear for 120-ish pages is funny, this is the book for you.

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