OVERRATED: B.J. Novak

Television writers. Is there anything they can't do? Fresh from NBC's "The Office," Novak is earning praise for a recent leap into the literary realm with the collection "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories." While there's some improv-sharpened skill in imagining scenes such as a woman on a first date with an African warlord, there's not much depth here beyond an occasional laugh. It's charming, sure, but let's ease back on the George Saunders comparisons.
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