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Then we came to the end
Ferris, Joshua.
Adult Fiction FERRIS

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Among many other reasons, Ferris's debut novel was acclaimed for its unusual point of view: the collective "we." The harried denizens of a Chicago advertising firm form a unified narrator, railing against the boredom of the American white-collar job and the dwindling of their opportunities at the company in the post-Internet bust. Reading a book with such tricky narration is a complex task, and Deanna Hurst, while game, is not quite up to the task. Hurst reads flatly, with little sense of the engaging rhythms of Ferris's comic prose. This abridged version of Ferris's novel often feels heavier, and longer, than the wonderfully light-footed original. Hurst just doesn't quite get the joke. Simultaneous release with the Back Bay Books paperback (Reviews, Jan. 8, 2007). (Mar.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

Another debut is Joshua Ferris's Then We Came to the End (Little, Brown. 2007. ISBN 978-0-316-01638-4. $23.99), a riot of a novel about characters caught in the office politics of modern work-in this case at an ad agency. It is brilliantly conceived and told almost entirely in first-person plural-the "We" is a collective narration of characters who slowly become individualized as layoffs begin and the story coalesces. Ferris is witty, insightful, and exuberantly wicked in his examination of workplace culture. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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