Review: Bring Me the Head of Willy the Mailboy

Bring Me the Head of Willy the Mailboy! (Dilbert, #5)Bring Me the Head of Willy the Mailboy!
by Scott Adams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bring Me The Head Of Willy The Mailboy / 0836217799

By my count this is the 4th collection of unique Dilbert strips and though it's an older collection, it's still very very funny. This is one of the first books where Adams started experimenting with the really zany and supernatural elements in his work -- we're introduced in this volume to the accounting trolls, Mother Nature (who kills Dilbert in an idea she got from a Gary Larson cartoon!), and Dilbert is "cloned back to life" from his own garbage and a cloning invention that also (it's a feature, not a bug!) dispenses a chile con carne recipe. What could be more fun?

One of the things I like about these older collections in retrospect is the pointy-haired boss who is not really yet pointy-haired, who has noticeable jowls, and who is abusive and angry rather than clueless -- he provides an extra dimension in Dilbert's workplace struggles that I somewhat miss in retrospect to the more modern comics.

If you're a Dilbert fan and you don't have this book in your collection, I highly recommend it.

~ Ana Mardoll

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