A smooth and funny read that does something smartly original both with the form of the novel and the tropes of science fiction. Office-comedy meets Tron. Why doomscroll Twitter when you can blissscroll this book?
Sharp and inventive. A virtual identity crisis in alt-book form
I loved Calvin Kasulke's debut novel. It wears weighty themes - surveillance and robot takeovers - so lightly and somehow manages to be touching and funny, as well as eerie and prescient.
A unique cross between The Office, William Gibson and HP Lovecraft. Surreal and absurd, whilst also being an acute satire on workplace politics and our increasingly unhealthy relationship to online life and WFH culture.
A laugh-out-loud funny horror novel!
Mind-numbingly fast and gut-bustingly funny!
Kasulke's debut is a joyous tonic to the modern era workplace
Provocative, darkly amusing, and quirky as heck, this book highlights the absurdities of office life with aplomb.
Slyly satirical debut... the novel wittily addresses the dehumanising absurdities of modern office life.
An absurd, hilarious romp through the haunted house of late-stage capitalism
An existential romp with a wicked sense of humor, Calvin Kasulke's debut novel is a Greek chorus of modern strife, a workplace of woebegone souls. It asks the important questions, like what it means to be a person, but also, what it means to be a gif. Several People Are Typing is a dirge for bureaucracy told by one of the funniest new writers @here.
Several People Are Typing is the first novel I've read that feels written of, about, and inside the internet. With cursed spreadsheets, pregnant lizards, backchannel smack-talk, :dusty_sticks:, and the creepiest gifs in American literature, Calvin Kasulke doesn't just commit to the bit; the bit commits to him. If you've ever felt imprisoned by work, the internet, or your mortal body, buy this book twice
A brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny slice of unglued genius about the triumphs and tyranny of the online workplace. Deliciously weird and wonderfully real, Several People Are Typing is a must-read for anyone who's ever suspected that the people on the other side of the screen are not all there
A deadpan allegory for the autocorrect generation - less of a novel, more a full out-of-body experience.