To be honest, I wasn’t too optimistic about a book that references the sale of a body part in the title – and Steve Jobs’, yet. I mean, no matter what you thought of the guy, there has to be a modicum of respect and propriety in discussing him, right? But then I stared reading … and was hooked after the first few pages. This is a wonderfully readable, sometimes hysterical, always wicked satire that skewers misguided entrepreneurship, product marketing, religion, technology, Internet startups, and, yes, PowerPoint presentations. The whole concept of using Steve Jobs’ removed and discarded liver to create a new product category that becomes a worldwide phenomenon and huge financial windfall is so ridiculous, outrageous and farfetched that I’m surprised no one has done it yet. It is a credit to the writing that you actually think this might be a good idea.
The plotting is deft, as is the development of a true rogue’s gallery of lovably off-kilter characters, one loonier than the next. You don’t know if you should root for the main character or despise him. There is no black and white here, just (50 or so) shades of grey.
I enjoyed this fast-reading book far more than I expected, and was entertained and surprised with every turn of the page. Highly recommended (even if you’re not an Apple fanboy).