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6 edition of Then We Came to the End found in the catalog.

Then We Came to the End

A Novel

by Joshua Ferris

  • 60 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Hachette Audio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Fiction,
  • Abridged Audio - Fiction/General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDeanna Hurst (Reader)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12504008M
    ISBN 101600242820
    ISBN 109781600242823

      Then We Came to the End is a much funnier, truer and wiser book "about work and the people who do the work" than its avatar. It tells the story of how a collection of go-getters, slackers, know-it-alls, petty tyrants, individualists and water-cooler gossips typical in offices throughout the land behave and misbehave when facing layoffs during.   The positive reviews I've read about "Then We Came To The End" are mostly spot-on -- but without giving it away, they don't consistently convey WHY this amusing, touching and ultimately tender book soars - at least for me. It's the ending. The last 20 pages of Joshua Ferris's book twisted and turned me in every direction.5/5(5).

    Then We Came to the End: A Novel by Ferris, Joshua and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Then We Came to the End is full of such brilliant miniature treatises — on the experience of time (‘We had visceral, rich memories of dull, interminable hours’), the hierarchies of complaint, the meaning of lunch — all heartfelt and delivered in solemn deadpan, constituting a veritable poetics of the office. The novel is narrated primarily in the first-person plural — not the noble.

    He is the author of Then We Came to the End (), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and the highly acclaimedThe Unnamed. In he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list.   Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris in CHM, FB3, TXT download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%().


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Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris Download PDF EPUB FB2

Because so many of the GoodReads folks are participants or graduates of MFA programs, and because Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris is so obviously the product of an MFA program, I thought to hedge and give this book three stars.

But that would be dishonest. Truth is, but for 34 pages in the middle of this novel, I didn't enjoy Ferris's debut at all/5. In my estimation, Then We Came To The End is the best literary novel ofsurpassing even Tree of Smoke, national book award winner of the same year.

While the former doesn't even begin to touch the latter in terms of pure, literary ambition, it stands higher for me because of Cited by: 6. In my estimation, Then We Came To The End is the best literary novel ofsurpassing even Tree of Smoke, national book award winner of the same year.

While the former doesn't even begin to touch the latter in terms of pure, literary ambition, it stands higher for me because of /5. Joshua Ferris's first novel, Then We Came to the End, has been translated into 24 languages. His fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, and Best American Voices.

Ferris was chosen for the New Yorker's "20 Under 40" list of fiction writers in He lives in New York/5(). “Then We Came to the End,” it turns out, is neither small nor angry, but expansive, great-hearted and acidly funny.

It is set at the turn of the current century, when the implosion of the dot Author: James Poniewozik. Then We Came to the End. by Joshua Ferris. Viking £, pp America, that country's favourite myth insists, was built by the individual: the 'calm, mature' man praised by Author: Rachel Aspden.

Joshua Ferris’ first novel, Then We Came to the End (), is a quirky story about quirky people who work as “creatives” at an advertising agency. Most of the characters are bored with. This wickedly funny, big-hearted novel about life in the office signals the arrival of a gloriously talented new writer.

The characters in Then We Came To The End cope with a business downturn in the. In my estimation, Then We Came To The End is the best literary novel ofsurpassing even Tree of Smoke, national book award winner of the same year.

While the former doesn't even begin to touch the latter in terms of pure, literary ambition, it stands higher for me because of its immoderate amount of humor/5().

I found Then We Came To The End a difficult read (despite having spent a decade working in a large ad agency). That is not to say that it is necessarily 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.

National Book Foundation > Books > Then We Came to the End. Then We Came to the End Finalist, National Book Awards for Fiction. ISBN Little, Brown & Company. Joshua Ferris. More about this author > Get This BOOK. Then We Came to the End is the first novel by Joshua was released by Little, Brown and Company on March 1, A satire of the American workplace, it is similar in tone to Don DeLillo's Americana, even borrowing DeLillo's first line for its title.

It takes place in a Chicago advertising agency that is experiencing a downturn at the end of the s Internet : Joshua Ferris. Free download or read online Then We Came to the End pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Joshua Ferris. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.

The main characters of this fiction, humor story are. The book has been awarded with Guardian First Book Award /5. The characters in Then We Came to an End cope with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, secret romance, elaborate pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks.

As one colleague after another is seen "walking Spanish down the hall" (office shorthand for being fired), the survivors obsessively parse their bosses.

In THEN WE CAME TO THE END, we are provided with an equally funny ink-and-paper equivalent. This book will make you laugh, philosophize and sympathize. You will close it having made a dozen new friends, all of whom remind you vaguely of someone you know maybe even that quirky employee in the cubicle next to you.

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.

Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus.

Finalist for the National Book Award in for "Then We Came To The End". Finalist for the Booker Prize in for "To Rise Again At A Decent Hour". Then We Came to the End A Novel (Book): Ferris, Joshua: This wickedly funny, big-hearted novel about life in the office signals the arrival of a gloriously talented writer.

The characters in Then We Came to the End cope with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, secret romance, elaborate pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. Wrapped Up In Books is The A.V. Club's monthly book club.

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How we hated our coffee mugs. Our mouse pads, our desk clocks, our daily calendars, all the contents of our desk drawers Then We Came to the End is about how we spend our days and too many of our nights. It is about being away from friends and family, about sharing a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers we call colleagues.

Then We Came to the End of It is a story about copywriters and art directors (creatives) working at a Chicago ad agency. It is the end of the dot com boom of the s and the agency is suffering the loss of business. The s created lots of new clients with big budgets and the creatives had been well compensated and lived very comfortable lives.

Excerpt: 'Then We Came to the End' Joshua Ferris' novel begins just as the economic boom of the s is beginning to head south. Nancy Pearl .Then We Came to the End Joshua Ferris, Author.

Little, Brown $ (p) ISBN Buy this book In this wildly funny debut from former ad man Ferris, a group of copywriters and.