On the list of new literary favourites for this weekend is a must-have for fans of The Office – Inside Dunder Mifflin and an exposé on the richly communicative life of animals in Animal Languages.
The latest from Dave Eggers, The Captain and the Glory makes an appearance, Pet details a girl’s first encounter with a monster and TO:KY:OO is a pictorial tribute to one of the world’s most visually evocative cities. Let’s get into the selection.
Inside Dunder Mifflin, Animal Languages, The Captain and the Glory, Pet and TO:KY:OO are among the best new books to indulge in this weekend.
Inside Dunder Mifflin by Amy Lewis
Billed as the “ultimate fan’s guide to The Office” this book will give you all the tools you need to understand your management style and teach you how to vanquish your enemies. Aside from the guide, it also includes season overviews, analysis of key episodes and more. Via Smith Street Books.
Animal Languages by Eva Meijer
Did you know dolphins and parrots call each other by their names, or that bats indulge in a bit of gossip? If you did, congratulations, for everyone else, Animal Languages is a fascinating insight into a universe of communication that we don’t understand between the non-human creatures that inhabit our world. More at Hachette.
The Captain and the Glory by Dave Eggers
The Captain – inexplicably confident, garish but with a profound lack of expertise and experience (sound familiar?) guides a merry band of con men and petty thieves as he takes charge of the Glory. A caustic and hilarious satire in a style that only Dave Eggers can pull off. See Penguin for more.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Imagine that you’ve created a world without monsters. This is the so-called reality that Jam has grown up with until she encounters Pet, a creature made from horns, colours, claws and a drop of Jam’s blood. For more details, visit Faber & Faber.
TO:KY:OO by Liam Wong
You only have to look at the luminescence reflected in the rain-slicked lanes of Tokyo on the front cover of this book to know that you’re in for a visually sumptuous ride. A meditation on artistic composition that gives the viewer a unique, nocturnal insight into this fabled metropolis. Via Thames & Hudson.