Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

One odd book.

I can’t decide whether or not to recommend it.

Then We Came to the End (2007) is a satire of the American workplace.

It takes place in a Chicago advertising agency that is experiencing a downturn at the end of the 1990s Internet boom.

 

What ties the novel together is the canny formal choice Ferris has made: his decision to write the novel in the first-person plural.

There is no single “narrator.” Rather, a group of workers relates the story, reconceiving 19th-century omniscience as a gossipy group consciousness …

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