This sounds great:
"In 1968, Jacques Perriaud, a researcher at the Computing Service of the Humanities Research Centre in Paris, came up with the idea to challenge an artist to write within a constraint that approximated the limitations of a computer’s operations, i.e. by following or imitating a series of algorithms. The algorithms for the scenario—seeking a raise from one’s boss—were presented to Georges Perec as a flowchart. Perec made some edits to the chart (reproduced at the beginning and end of the book), went off, and produced fifty pages of uncapitalized, unpunctuated and unparagraphed text.
"The book does truly seem like it could be the product of a computer program: having been fed certain variables, it follows all possibilities to their logical end, and then starts again. The variations are combined and spun out into hilarious and emergent scenarios where, in one case, the protagonist takes the position vacated by the now-deceased department head (cause of death: expired eggs), or, in another, an outbreak of measles requires the forced 40-day quarantine of not only the department head, but two other entire departments and even the protagonist himself."
Read the rest of the review at Asymptote.