|Plot Summary of Team Player|
|"Hours after finding out that he's been married for
four years, Malcolm Gray stumbles across another
revelation: the company he works for, ErectSoft INC
(the world's largest software developer), has never
actually produced a product and never finished a
single project. The company employees thousands of IT
workers, hundreds of whom have taken to jumping off
the top of the headquarters building on this
As Malcolm learns the startling truth about the
company he works for, he also blunders into a plot by
a group of psychotic marketing managers to plant an
eavesdropping bug into the computer systems of
potential clients “to save them from dealing with the
But, it turns out that this is only a front for an
even bigger plot – a plot to destroy the entire
universe. The headquarters building (an exact replica
of the Leaning Tower of Pizza, but a couple of
thousand feet higher) is a beacon that summons a
sinister force from the edges of creation.
“Team Player” is a satire on work in the twenty-first
century, particularly IT work, and how its absurdity
affects the way we feel about ourselves and the world
around us. It's also about that important “life
ingredient” that hundreds of years of the Protestant
Work Ethic has destroyed: magic.
Biff Mitchell, Resident Scholar
|"Team Player is a humourous glimpse into the IT industry and the effects of capitalism on the spiritual growth of the world. Malcolm Gray is caught up in a plot to destroy the world whilst trying to avoid yet another marketing meeting for a product he has never seen completed in his 5 years of working for the company."
Louise Karczmarz, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Team Player|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
- computer programmer
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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