Beach Read Of The Day

by Joseph Russell · June 18, 2008

Joshua Ferris\' Then We Came To THe EndThere was a huge fuss made over Ferris' debut when it first came out, so you may've already read it. If you haven't, do -it reads like a more personal, less political version of Get Your War On. The cast of characters, all post-dot-bomb advertisers working for a quickly disintegrating company, are bitter, insightful, compassionate, psychotic, and pathetic, and Ferris is adept at arousing interest and pulling heartstrings. Plus, he uses an omniscient first person plural narrator, and manages to make it fit. If you love both the British and American versions of The Office, you'll probably enjoy this.

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