By Edgar Dunning, The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010
If the number of books waiting for review is an indication, Christmas must be just around the corner. Here's a sample of what is offered:
The Cube People by Christian McPherson, published by Nightwood Editions through Harbour Publishing, is an extraordinary tale about a common situation. Colin MacDonald finds himself in the suffocating atmosphere of the Ministry of Revenue Collection when all he wants to do is write science fiction horror novels.
Between donning a pizza costume on behalf of the Refrigerator Committee, coping with mental health issues of his fellow workers and finding a human finger in a red high-heeled shoe, Colin finds time to take care of his family.
While the writing is consistently hilarious, it is also candid about the absurdity of white-collar culture. Through his efforts to make a path for himself in writing he communicates his hope for redemption and the possibility of a happy ending.
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