Sunday, June 2, 2013
Your New Job Title Is "Accomplice": A Dilbert Book, by Scott Adams
Barnes & Noble
Dubbed "the cartoon hero of the workplace" by the San Francisco Examiner, Dilbert is the cubicle-bound star of the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed, and e-mailed comic strip in the world.As fresh a look at the inanity of office life as it brought to the comics pages when it first appeared in 1989, this 40th AMP Dilbert collection comically confirms to the working public that we all really know what's going on. Our devices might be more sophisticated, our software and apps might be more plentiful, but when it gets down to interactions between the worker bees and the clueless in-controls, discontent and sarcasm rule, as only Dilbert can proclaim.
I'm a huge Dilbert fan, so I was thrilled when I was approved to read this galley. I've worked in IT for more than a dozen years, so I've always felt like Dilbert was a kindred spirit.
But this book? Sadly, it wasn't nearly as funny as any of Adams' other works. There were a handful of panels wherein the Pointy-Haired Boss gets his comeuppance, but they were few and far between. Mostly, it just seemed like a bunch of ideas thrown together without a central theme.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in Exchange for my honest review.