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Posted February 18, 2010
You Look Nice Today by Stanley Bing, is more a mix of a white paper or case study in a non-sexual harassment lawsuit. Writing a review for this novel, and being honest and fair to the author, I would say the book is good, but it lacks the elements that would have make it a great book.
The characters of the story, Robert [Harb] Harbert, Executive Vice President in charge of Total Quality, main character of the story, CaroleAnne Winters, Harb's Assistant, and Fred Tell, Vice President of Human Resources, also the narrator of the story. When I said the book lacked some elements I would love to have seen in it, one of them is the development of the characters, I think Harb's character has an uncertainty throughout the whole book, and being the main character of the story, it should have been developed more. We don't know to much about him in the beginning, and when the author tries to reveal a closer look into his persona I would say is too late. In the other hand CaroleAnne's is just perfect, everything about her character was likable. Fred Tell's besides his obvious title , I did not find his role interesting or adding anything important in the book.
The plot and the writing style could have made the difference in this novel. The book is divided in three parts, CaroleAnne's part is the one that I found more closer to be a case study or white paper, Facts , and more Facts, the pace of the first part is really slow, and makes you dislike the book, however; it is essential for the writing technique and plot used by the author. The second Part, The Trial, is not as bad as the first one, this came as a surprise, because it made me want to finish the book. The last part titled "Harb" is the best, not because is the conclusion of the book, but because it leaves you with the sense of wanting to know more about the main character.
I would never write a bad review for a book, just because of the fact that writing a novel I supposed is never easy. However; I would comment on the fact that, it could have been much better. Everything that could have been needed to create a great book was there. Take away the format the plot was described, and the writing style used for every character, and their placement in the story. And you will get yourself a great book.
Needless to say, Harb and CaroleAnne are great, I give Bing all the credit for creating two great characters, as well for trying to make this story as funny as it could be at times. And He is absolutely right " No good deed goes unpunished", or what's not to like about Harb!!!