Looking for a new book to help you pass the time during holiday travel? Or are you looking for a book to give as a gift? The oDesk team may be able to give you some ideas — it turns out we are quite a literary bunch. Here is a quick glimpse into what the oDesk team is reading right now!
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While Michael Lewis’ baseball tale Moneyball is currently captivating movie audiences, his best-selling account of the U.S. financial crisis has enthralled Subha from our product team. She called it “fascinating” and said “she can’t put it down,” mostly because “it is just amazing the stupidity of some of the decisions that were made, and the fact that this all happened in our time.”
This novel, set in New York City in the 1930s, is already a favorite for Jaleh, our VP of Marketing. "The writing is exquisite, and I felt like I was in the 1930s reading it. It captures the era in a stunning way," she said. This is a great choice for readers who like being transported back to another time, as well as those who "love really good writing for its own sake," she said.
One member of the marketing team, Monica, went back a couple hundred years to find her current read. She is revisiting this classic by Elizabeth Gaskell, which she loves because it reads like a combination of two of her favorite authors: Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.
Hayden, one of our graphic designers, stuck to graphic storytelling for his recommendation. In this comic series — which comes highly recommended by Hayden — only one man (and his monkey) survives the simultaneous death of every male mammal in the world due to a horrible plague.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Do you have any recommendations to add to the list? Let us know in the comments section below!