Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Brunch Club: Then We Came to the End

Our March / April 2013 selection was Joshua Ferris' Then We Came to the End.

It was not well received!

With an irresistibly casual writing style, Ferris makes readers a part of his fictional advertising agency from the moment we open the book. Through numerous impromptu conversations, colleagues come alive. We learn that Larry and Amber have had an affair, and that Amber is pregnant. We know that Chris Yop is panicking because he exchanged his office chair without permission, and that Joe Pope is universally despised because he got promoted and now everyone has to listen to him. No one likes Karen Woo because she's always trying to seem smarter than everyone else. And the head boss, Lynn, has cancer, but she doesn't want anyone to know. We understand that the agency is in trouble, and that the unstable Tom Mota is being laid off. We realize that anyone could be next. And we're dying to know what's going to happen.

Club Rating Details:
My rating: ****/5
HR's rating: */5
CC's rating: */5
Average Rating: 2/5

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