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Joshua Ferris

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Joshua Ferris, is bestselling author best known for his debut 2007 novel, Then We Came to the End. The book is a comedy about the American workplace, told in the first-person plural. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in English and Philosophy 1996. He then moved to Chicago and visa mer worked in advertising for several years before obtaining an MFA in writing from UC Irvine. His first published story, Mrs. Blue, appeared in the Iowa Review in 1999. Then We Came to the End has been greeted by positive reviews from The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Esquire, and Slate, has been published in twenty-five languages, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and received the 2007 PEN/Hemingway Award. Joshua's other books include The Unnamed and To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, which is New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av Joshua Ferris

Så fick vi se slutet (2007) 4,466 exemplar
The Unnamed (2010) 1,199 exemplar
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (2014) 1,035 exemplar
The Dinner Party: Stories (2017) 236 exemplar
A Calling for Charlie Barnes (2021) 162 exemplar
The Breeze 2 exemplar
Open space (2007) 2 exemplar
Sem Rumo 2 exemplar
The Fragments 1 exemplar
ואז הגענו לסוף (2009) 1 exemplar
Bilinmeyen 1 exemplar

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State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 505 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 407 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 262 exemplar
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 168 exemplar
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 114 exemplar
New Stories from the South 2007: The Year's Best (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 55 exemplar
Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Complete Novels (1994) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor38 exemplar
Tin House 34 (Winter 2007): The Dead of Winter (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
Living Tomorrow — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Here's what I wrote in 2010 about this read: "Wow, who could imagine a life like that!? Comfortable couple copes with an life-altering condition that sends the man walking. The man becomes at war with himself, he and the marriage survives somehow. Very stimulating, different-to-read, hard-to-put down novel."
MGADMJK | 92 andra recensioner | Aug 17, 2023 |
Here's what I wrote about this read in 2009: "Life in the office during the bust economic downtown; almost surreal to read in 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession. A lot a pettiness and silliness in that ad agency, and a little humanity as the featured partner declines with breast cancer."
MGADMJK | 218 andra recensioner | Aug 2, 2023 |
Second reading: I'm feeling that achy-love feeling that comes when you've turned the last page of a really good book. What really struck me this time around was the quality of the writing, how everything is so well said and purposeful and just right. It's something that I notice a lot more as I get older, an author's use of language and style, and I have no tolerance for flabby meandering writing. Reader, this book is sharp and on point. Highly recommend.

First reading: Feels kind of like the movie "Office Space", but better. Seriously.

The book starts off less like a novel and more like a collection of great anecdotes your friend is sharing during happy hour. This was a little unexpected for me, but it only took about a chapter to get into the flow. About halfway through the story structure becomes more linear and plot-focused.

I have to share the following passage because my office just went through the exact same thing with our second floor, and the author totally nailed the feeling:
"[Floor:] Fifty-nine was a ghost town. We needed to gather up the payroll staff still occupying a quarter of that floor and find room for them among the rest of us and close down fifty-nine, seal it off like a contamination site. Odds were we were contractually bound to pay rent on that floor through the year, shelling out cash we didn't have for real estate we didn't need. But who knows - maybe we were keeping those abandoned cubicles and offices in hopes of a turnaround. It wasn't always about ledger work at the corporate level. Sometimes, like with real people, it was about faith, hope, and delusion."
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blueskygreentrees | 218 andra recensioner | Jul 30, 2023 |
the first hundred or so pages of this is some of the funniest stuff I have ever read, but then storyline got too repetitive and I stopped caring.
Mcdede | 68 andra recensioner | Jul 19, 2023 |



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