Today, for my Sunday Book Review, I’m sharing my review of John Dolan’s – Jim Fosse’s Expense Claim. This is a very short read that I chose for getting a taste of Dolan’s work, who is known for his page-turning thriller/suspense books, which I’ve read rave reviews from ace reviewer Olga Nunez Miret. This book gives us a snarky sampler of one of John’s characters, Jim Fosse, in his series books. In this short story, Fosse has an email back and forth with his HR department over trying to claim back over inflated expenses for a questionable business trip.
Once you’ve met Jim Fosse you’ll never feel quite the same about opening your e-mails …
A darkly humorous short story of obsession from John Dolan, author of ‘Everyone Burns’.
My 4 Star Review:
This book is a very short read at just under 40 pages – more like an ongoing email banter, back and forth between Jim Fosse and the person responsible for HR in his fictional power company he works for, as Fosse demands to be paid back for ‘odd’ travel expenses for his recent trip to South Asia.
Jim is trying to recoup his business expenses from what seems like a tawdry trip – sans expense receipts. The emails become snippy and politically incorrect by Fosse with each response from Ortiz of HR and his refusal to compensate for Fosse’s outlandish claims for compensation. Such requests include, and are not limited to – hookers and massages required to lure in potential clients.
A fun and humorous dark read listening to Fosse’s struggle to win his argument, with a twisted and vengeful ending.