|Dilbert and the Way of the WeaselI really enjoy Soctt Adams’ “Dilbert” cartoon. I have a daily cartoon desktop calendar and I think I have most of his anthologies.
That said, I have to say I find the Dilbert books a bit much for my tastes. What comes across as sardonic wit in a short 3 panel strip weighs much more heavily in paragraph form.
This book may be best taken in really short doses – perhaps as “throne” reading. As it was, I received the audio version as a gift and listened to it straight through over a few days of commuting and Scott came off as being bitter and vindictive rather than as pithy and ingenuous.
Also, I have to say, I think the audio format would benefit from the use of someone other than the author reading it. While it was most interesting to hear what Mr. Adams sounds like, I don’t think he does his own work justice by trying to present it as well. I’m not sure if this would make much difference of my opinion of the content, but it certainly couldn’t hurt.