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Then We Came to the End

A Novel

by Joshua Ferris

Then We Came to the End
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2007, 400 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2008, 416 pages

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This wickedly funny, big-hearted novel about life in the office signals the arrival of a gloriously talented new writer

Speaking personally (and let's face it, all reviews are nothing more nor less than one person's opinion, even when written in the third party under the banner of a renowned newspaper!) I found Then We Came To The End a difficult read. That is not to say that it is a bad book but that the gushing reviews on the cover, and in many places in the media, telling me that this was a wildly funny book acted as something of a cold shower to my enjoyment. Knowing I was supposed to be laughing but finding myself not was like watching one of those over-eager sitcoms where the laugh track punctuates the actors' most banal lines, killing whatever residue of humor might have been found.

Perhaps it is because, having spent many years working in office environments, much of them in an ad agency, I can all too easily ...

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