I’ve received a message from Book Publicity Services with the offer to review a new novel by Jennifer Rock and Michal Voss: B.S. Incorporated. I was interested after reading this teaser:
B.S., Incorporated, by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, is a funny, insightful, and heartfelt story that captures the humor and humanity of the 9-to-5 grind. It has been compared to The Office, The Devil Wears Prada, and Office Space.
My holiday was coming up and I was looking forward to some light reading. After the comparisment to The Office and The Devil Wears Prada is was expecting lots of humor with references to fashion and style. Boy was I disappointed.
The story starts of with two main characters: Will Evans, who got promoted from warehouse employee to CEO speechwriter and Anna Reed, newly hired communications expert. The story has a lot of corporate jargon in it and that made it a bit boring for me.
I missed the humor and other than references to Anna’s shoes there wasn’t much relation to fashion either. I found myself resenting to pick up the book and finish the story. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. Perhaps if you are very familiair with corporate mumbo jumbo it will be more appealing.
I always write about my honest experiences and love to write a positive review. But unfortunately with BS Incorporated it wasn’t the case.
Business Solutions, Inc. is in a state of chaos. While the employees spend their time rendezvousing in the stairwells, the CEOs are running their business into the ground through the use of shady consultants. Will Evans, warehouse-worker-turned-white-collar-employee, is put in charge of implementing the consultants’ plans. Here he finds himself thrust into a muddle of absurdity and responsibility that he never expected.
When the plans push BSI to the brink of bankruptcy, Will teams up with Anna Reed, a corporate mercenary with heels as high as her ambition. He needs her cunning and courage to pull off his covert plan to save the company. Can Anna, the consummate job jumper, find a reason to go all-in on BSI? Or is she better off bailing and letting the company go down in flames?