In his debut novel, Joshua Ferris has given us a hilarious and perceptive look at office life that is both bitingly accurate and profoundly moving. Told through the alternating voices of his characters, we come to know the employees of a Chicago ad agency as they experience the daily ups and downs of workplace politics, office romances, and the fear of being laid off.
For these workers, their lives are defined by their jobs, and as the novel opens, they are feeling the effects of a struggling economy. The agency has been forced to downsize, and morale is at an all-time low. The layoffs have begun, and the workers are consumed by anxiety and fear.
But even in the midst of all this, there is still humor and humanity. Through Ferris’s masterful use of satire, we see the absurdities of office life, from the meaningless jargon to the petty rivalries. And yet, we also come to care deeply for these characters, rooting for them as they navigate the challenges of their lives.
Then We Came to the End is a funny, moving, and ultimately unforgettable novel about the pleasures and pains of work.
The best part of THEN WE CAME TO THE END is that it is a very realistic portrayal of what it is like to work in an office. The book does a great job of showing how offices can be both a great place to work and a terrible place to work. The book also does a great job of showing how the people who work in an office can be both great people and terrible people.
The book is set in an advertising agency in Chicago during the early 2000s. The agency is going through a round of layoffs and the employees are very worried about their jobs. The book follows the everyday lives of the employees as they try to deal with the layoffs.
The book is written in the first person plural point of view. This point of view allows the reader to see the thoughts and feelings of all of the employees. The reader gets to see how the employees interact with each other and how they feel about the layoffs.
The book is very well written and the characters are very believable. The author, Joshua Ferris, does a great job of making the reader feel like they are in the office with the characters. The book is very funny and also very sad. The book is a great representation of what it is like to work in an office.