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Aily Telegraph'Slick sophisticated and very funny Ferris's cracking debut has modern Everyman fighting for his identity in an increasingly impersonal world' Daily MailJoshua Ferris was born in Illinois in He is the author of Then We Came to the End which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the highly acclaimed The Unnamed In he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious ' under ' list To Rise Again at a Decent Hour was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize He lives in New Yor Sorry haters Review to come possibly as soon as I reclaim my chair my legitimate chairUpdate So yeah this is a home run Deserving of every inch of its hype It s too bad ho

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Joshua Ferris's Then We Came to the End Came to Epub #218 is one of the most acutely Then We eBook #8608 observed dazzling American debuts of recent yearsThey spend their days and too many of their We Came to Epub #226 nights at work Away from friends and family they share a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers they call colleaguesThere's Chris Yop clinging to his ergonomic chair Lynn Mason the boss whose breast cancer everyone pretends not to talk about Carl Garbedian secretly taking someone else's medication Marcia Dwyer whose hair is stuck in It s funny how certain books just come along at exactly the right time in your life I read Franny Zooey when I was right out of college and just starting my life as a p

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The eighties and Benny who's just well just Benny Amidst the boredom redundancies water cooler moments meetings flirtations and pure rage life is happening to their great surprise all around them Then We Came to the End is about sitting all morning next to someone you cross the road to avoid at lunch It's the story of your life and mine'Very funny intense and exhilarating For the first time in fiction it has truly captured the way we work' The Times'As dazzling as Franzen's The Corrections and as confident as Tartt's The Secret History Exceptional very funny' D I LIKED1 How funny it was 2 The first person plural voice which could have backfired but didn t for me 3 The guy who uotes Emerson it was around here that I started to f


10 thoughts on “Then We Came to the End

  1. says:

    Because so many of the GoodReads folks are participants or graduates of MFA programs and because Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris is so obviously the product of an MFA program I thought to hedge and give this book three stars But that would be dishonestTruth is but for 34 pages in the middle of this novel I didn't enjoy Ferris's debut at all Oh it's witty and flippant and clever and occasionally funny but ultimately it'

  2. says:

    It's funny how certain books just come along at exactly the right time in your life I read ' Franny Zooey' when I was right out of co

  3. says:

    OK I picked up this book because I had read several good reviews of it And it sounded interesting I work in an office This book takes place in an office I love the TV show The Office Some readers of this book compared the twoThen I read the book And hated every minute of it I finished it because I was determined to see

  4. says:

    “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things Isn’t that kind of the point” Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert in the series finale of The Office Unlike the characters in the novels we read most of us will not be tasked with catching a serial killer surviving a zombie apocalypse or otherwise saving the world Most of us have workaday jobs that – in terms relative to high drama – are mostly ordinary Despite being ordinary thou

  5. says:

    Find all of my reviews at Stars “You guys are sick in the head” said Genevieve “Prove it” replied Tom First things first – I would like everyone to notice that little sticker in the corner of the cover of this here novel indicating that it was a National Book Award Finalist proving that I is kind I is smart I is

  6. says:

    I LIKED1 How funny it was; 2 The first person plural voice which could have backfired but didn't for me; 3 The guy who uotes Emerson it was around here that I started to feel actual warmth for the characters even when I co

  7. says:

    Sorry haters Review to come possibly as soon as I reclaim my chair my legitimate chairUpdate So yeah this is a

  8. says:

    I was tempted to write this review in the plural first person so that you all would be impressed with how clever I am but fuck it I have a novel to write and papers to grade Plus what if you thought I was speaking in the royal 'we' or the blogger 'we' and the whole experiment just failedFerris displays some technical savvy in this b

  9. says:

    I had a love hate relationship with this book We got off on the wrong foot to start since the blurbs had led me to expect the read to be a laugh filled riot It does have its funny moments but the overall tone was much despairing than one would expect from its copy In addition the large cast of characters and f

  10. says:

    There are some things in these pages that l can’t understand You see I have never worked my entire life I mean like any kind of paid work never silch suat nada zero nope And when I really think about it I think I don’t want to do any kind of work Sitting in an office doing stuff Manual labor Wall Street Sci

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