Charity in the twenty-first century is a game. The players are artists, salesmen, and idealists, all working together to get something for nothing. At the center of the game stands Bo Sparks, charismatic CEO of SparkVISION Consulting, which runs campaigns for the charities under its care. Surrounded by the wealthy and the desperate, Sparks just wants to do a little good in the world. But this holiday season he has more than his fair share of worries, between a secretive blogger who might be one of his staff, a journalist determined to uncover who it is, and a client who not only doesn't want to pay their fee, but wants to sue Sparks for telling the truth. Sex scandals, embezzlement, gossip, clandestine love affairs, and one misplaced cake: it's all in a day's work for SparkVISION.
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By Jess H
Nov 25, 2013
This is a delightful read. I want to meet the characters and work at SPARKVision. If you're a follower of Sam Starbuck's online writing, it's easy to see where he draws his inspiration from, but even if you're unfamiliar with his other work, you'll enjoy his inimitable, witty style. A+++, would read again. :)
If you are familiar with Sam Starbuck's online fiction, you will not be disappointed in this refreshing and incredibly entertaining novel. The characters feel familiar to anyone who has held a professional job, but they're not boring. The book is worth every penny for the character of Bo Sparks alone, who is a unique personality in the corporate world. The author's true talent lies in dialogue, and this is a book that made me snicker in public whenever I took it with me to read during my day. I haven't read a funnier book in years, and I found myself wishing that I, too, could work at SparkVision (though definitely not as an intern). I adore this author's own blog and online writing, but I am delighted to give his print books (I bought two) a place on my very real bookshelf.
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