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It is effortlessly identifiable, a real story with real characters.
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.
Maybe the story gets going and the writing starts to sparkle after page 115, because that's where the book came to an end for me.
thought hard to follow at times, (I was never a fan of reading third person omniscient) ferris's words interrupt your mind suddenly with an epiphany of truth so cleanly observed... Read morePublished 11 days ago by geemarietee
A trifling novel and in some chapters...
Dead zones, people and place unrecognizable...
Office as backdrop is an insidious mind maul... Read more
Just a little too cute and repetitive in its makeup....disappointing. Whatever talent that exists in this novel as a first shot may see improvement in future writing...not here.Published 2 months ago by firemc2
I read widely and voraciously, but it's rare that I read a book and wish I could sit down for coffee with the author. I must say I would love an hour with Joshua Ferris! Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Quinn
Five stars because this book did everything I want a good book to do.
It created unique characters that stuck with me. Read more
I'd read this wonderful book twice already when my book club selected it for an upcoming meeting. I decided to listen to the audiobook this time to get a different experience. Read morePublished 3 months ago by newsgirl
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 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago by JJC03