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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

Værker af Joshua Ferris

Så var det slut (2007) 4,465 eksemplarer
The Unnamed (2010) 1,199 eksemplarer
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (2014) 1,036 eksemplarer
The Dinner Party: Stories (2017) 236 eksemplarer
A Calling for Charlie Barnes (2021) 162 eksemplarer
The Breeze 2 eksemplarer
Open space (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Sem Rumo 2 eksemplarer
The Fragments 1 eksemplar
ואז הגענו לסוף (2009) 1 eksemplar
Bilinmeyen 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver3,445 eksemplarer
Mrs. Bridge (1959) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,052 eksemplarer
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Bidragyder — 505 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 406 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 262 eksemplarer
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (2010) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Bidragyder — 114 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2007: The Year's Best (2007) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Complete Novels (1994) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver38 eksemplarer
Tin House 34 (Winter 2007): The Dead of Winter (2007) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Living Tomorrow — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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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 andre anmeldelser | Aug 17, 2023 |
Here's what I wrote about this read in 2009: "Life in the office during the dot.com 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 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | Jul 19, 2023 |



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