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Then We Came to the End: A Novel by Joshua Ferris
Then We Came to the End: A Novel

C from KC, January 19, 2010

I've been hoping to find an insightful story about the sometime ridiculous, the sometime discouraging and the (surprisingly) frequent joy of the modern corprorate workplace. No matter how we feel about corporate life(and it is too complicated and encompassing to feel just one way about it) many of us spend much of our life in the midst of it.

Joshua Ferris has done a fantastic job of capturing today's corporate culture, where the characters struggle to maintain their dignity in the middle of downturns and the chaotic fallout of those downturns. Characters resonate with authenticity and the situations vary between conjuring feelings of dread and prompting a knowing head nod and a mumbled "you go.." bit of encouragement. And best of all Ferris' book shows us that in some cases, as in real life, there are some who realize it is beter to care more about one another than our goofy jobs.
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