Monday, February 22, 2010

Book review: "Then We Came to the End" by Joshua Ferris

Then We Came to the End Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I picked up this book for two reasons: one, it was written in first person plural and I was interested in seeing what a novel in that POV would be like, and two, it was set in Chicago.

It dragged on a bit at times and there were a lot of characters to keep up with. The author captured the ennui of corporate office life perfectly and by the end of the book I didn't like anybody except Joe, and for the most part I've found that by the time I leave a job (with one or two exceptions) I don't like anybody at the job, so I was as glad to be done with this book as I was to be done with at least 25 of the jobs I've held. The end was also kind of depressing, which also parallels most endings in life.

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