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Too many characters, not enough plot, one just stopped caring about these people by the end.
I wanted to like this book, can relate to the material (recently lost my job after watching other waves of layoffs) but in the end just couldn't get through it.
Without a doubt this book is one of the best books of 2007 and one of the best books I've read in the last 5 years.
First person plural isn't a voice I often see in fiction, even though I did happen to read two of these books rather close together. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Robert Downs
Absolutely loved this book. The storytelling style was unique, for anyone who has ever worked in an office facing layoffs, it's deeply relatable and it was absolutely the right... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Alison
Overall, it was a good read. I enjoyed the way he showed the workplace relationships from different aspects. I enjoyed the book.Published 6 days ago by JJC03
What made me appreciate this book is the same reason some hated it; too many characters. That is at least some people's opinion. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jessie Hill
I really loved this book. It gave an interesting perspective into modern-day advertising agencies (aka, people finna lose their jobs). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jess
Set in a Chicago advertising firm at the start of the current recession, this compelling novel has a lot of things going for it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom Bruce
This is a time filler book, because that is all it is really good for. I imagine some people actually live this life that he depicts, and I don't know about you, but for me a book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Simon
Sardonic and absurdist - Ferris nails the office culture with wit and humor. Very amusing - I gave this to everyone on my Christmas list who would appreciate good writing - which... Read morePublished 3 months ago by joan
I'm sorry, but I don't agree. I didn't find anything really funny about this book. Some even likened it to "The Office", which is a very funny television show. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bekk