Confessions from a Dark Wood
a novel by Eric Raymond
You have received a business card. It invites you into the world of global capital brand management consultancy. You’ll meet Nick, a hapless pawn in the world of global capital brand management consulting. And his girlfriend Sadie Parish, the first domestic suicide bomber. And his boss, emperor of bullshit, Pontius J. LaBar. And PJ’s dreaded orangutan. Their story is a hilarious, heartbreaking, painfully smart satire that guides you through the high dollar swamps of modern industry.
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The world of Eric Raymond’s winning novel may be the ‘post-idea economy,’ but rest assured, the book is never post-smart, or post-funny. It’s a rollicking and inventive corporate (and cultural) satire — get in now at the ground floor, people.
-Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask
In a world where cash has become language, Eric Raymond’s Confessions from a Dark Wood wastes no syllable in converting cultural mechanisms into a well-oiled, wise-cracking machine. Smart as Saunders, tight as Ellis, but banking waters of its own, after this one we’ll no longer ‘forget they built the Magic Kingdom on swamps.’
-Blake Butler, author of Nothing: A Portait of Insomnia and There Is No Year