on January 2, 2005
I get the feeling that this book is another one of Ricky Gervais' jokes...but this time the joke is on us. He must have spent all of a couple of hours writing this book, paid someone to do a fine job on illustration, and made sure he got it out in time for christmas so that anyone who loves the office was lined up for the perfect gift. Big disappointment. I love The Office but:
The book is of course complete garbage. I am sure that if you try hard enough, various social and political angles can be constructed, but I suspect that Mr Gervais wrote this to find out if anything can sell no matter how bad provided it has the right name on the cover. Many gift buyers were fooled, but the recipients were wondering what the hell this as all about.
A sequel is probably on the way ready just in time for next christmas for those that laugh along at the emperors funny clothes. Please...don't waste your money buying this as a gift. If you actually enjoy Flanimals, spend your money as you wish but lets not indulge Mr Gervais in his social experiment to see how far he can exploit his name any further.