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Then We Came to the End [PDF] ✪ Then We Came to the End Author Joshua Ferris – This wickedly funny big hearted novel about life in the office signals the arrival of a gloriously talented new writer The characters in Then We Came To The End cope with a business downturn in the ti This wickedly funny big hearted novel about Came to PDF/EPUB Ã life in the office signals the arrival Then We MOBI :↠ of a gloriously talented new writer The characters in Then We Came to the End We Came to PDF ✓ cope with a business downturn in the time honored way through gossip secret romance elaborate pranks and increasingly freuent coffee breaks By day they compete for the best office furniture left behind and try to make sense of the mysterious pro bono ad campaign that is their only remaining work.

10 thoughts on “Then We Came to the End

  1. Bart Bart says:

    Because so many of the GoodReads folks are participants or graduates of MFA programs and because Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris is so obviously the product of an MFA program I thought to hedge and give this book three stars But that would be dishonestTruth is but for 34 pages in the middle of this novel I didn't enjoy Ferris's debut at all Oh it's witty and flippant and clever and occasionally funny but ultimately it's not enjoyableIt fails for the reason so many MFA workshopped novels fail It's a technically proficient piece of writing about unserious folks discovering truths that serious persons generally know long before their 30th birthdays Then We Came to the End begins like a seuel to the movie Office Space written by Chuck Palahniuk It's written in the first person plural which is about the extent of its original contributions We this and we that It's neither annoying nor enticing but it seems to want to provoke commentaryOn Page 2 we get this insight Our boredom was ongoing a collective boredom and it would never die because we would never dieOne of the great discoveries that happens in this novel over the next 384 pages is that persons do as it turns out die At the very end of the novel six years later we learn that a number of the officemates in fact died Why kill off these innocuous folks? Who knows? maybe to appear serious?But there's a piece of writing an accomplishment of actual storytelling that begins on Page 196 and treats the pathos of a person recently diagnosed with breast cancer All the zaniness and shallowness of the novel's first half are temporarily forgotten while Ferris does an exceptionally good job of writing From Page 196 to 230 this novel transcends itself and its pedigree These 30 pages are the novel's best pages and Ferris or his editor knows itHow do we know he knows it? Because after another 150 or so pages of cleverly describing office luncheons and chair swapping capers and employee layoffs Ferris comes back to it He gives his least memorable character the task of reuniting all the unlikable folks from the office six years after their end for a reading of his novelWhat excerpt is read? Part of the breast cancer story from pages 196 230On Then We Came to the End's back cover an author named Jim Shepard writes The real revelation here is how moving it all becomes I disagree

  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    It's funny how certain books just come along at exactly the right time in your life I read ' Franny Zooey' when I was right out of college and just starting my life as a post grad in the city and it really spoke to me I read ' A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius' the summer before my senior year when I was panicking about what I was going to do with the rest of my life and it completely changed the way I looked at myself and the world around me If I had read ' Then We Came to the End' 3 years ago I wouldn't have understood or appreciated it as much as I do now removed from the rat race just enough to still remember it vividly but not so entrenched that I still harbor the same bitterness about that worldI worked at a corporate job for just over 2 years when I was fresh out of college and I was completely miserable doing it The long hours the shitty treatment from people higher up the ladder than you the gossiping and backstabbingit's really no way to live And yet even though so many of us feel this way we still trudge to our cubicles every day and put up with the same sad song and dance day in and day out longing for the weekends and bemoaning how uickly they pass all while doing nothing about it even going so far as to scoff and be incredulous about the mere prospect of making a change Joshua Ferris is a product of this world but he's one of the lucky ones who found the strength to escape His recognition of the corporate world is obvious when speaking about the universal feelings of the office worker and his use of 1st person plural as a narrative device is the sort of gimmick that wouldn't work or would be too precious or cute in any other setting but perfectly captures the tone for such an environment By referring to each individual character in the novel on their own terms but keeping the voice of the novel as 'we' Ferris is able to strike a perfect balance of connecting the reader to the larger picture and relating to his protagonists while also making each one feel like a real person with their own uirks and charms Everyone knows a Benny Shassburger the guy around the office everyone goes to to vent or a Karen Woo the ice ueen who always seems to be right about everything Yet the beauty of the narrative device is also connecting these individuals to the greater whole It's easy to forget that these vibrant characters also feel the same uiet desperation as the rest of the group It's a neat trick and it works because a corporate office is the sort of place that fosters these common feelings among uniue individuals who you never really knowAnd that brings me to one of the main themes of the book at least in my opinion the tenuous bond we have with the people we work with In other words the feeling that for all the time we spend with our co workers we'll never really know them in any tangible way and that vice versa our co workers will know us in a way completely different or even contrary to the way those close to us in our personal life will know us For example the totem pole that Old Brizz left to Benny or Tom Mota's affinity for Ralph Waldo Emerson or even Lynn Mason's much rud battle with cancer There are simply things about us that we don't let others see and this book reflects that perfectlyThe end of the book was perfect as well When you leave a workplace you always think you'll be friends with these people forever After all these are the people who got you through the day the ones whose jokes and good humor lifted your spirits when the rest of the corporate world attempted to assassinate your spirit Then you leave and maybe an e mail or two is exchanged or a drink is had after work before you completely lose touch and before long you find yourself forgetting what people looked like or unable to place the name of a person you saw every day for years It's nobody's fault per se; it's just what happens People move on they find new people to have drinks and make jokes with different coworkers to gripe about and new bosses to hate This book shows that but not in a bitter resentful way It just is and Ferris acknowledges that and the muted sadness contained in such realizationsThe book was not without its flaws of course There were parts that could be conceived as a little preachy or pretentious some elements that might seem a little too fantastic for the real world But these are minor gripes and overall Ferris handles it all with subtlety and aplomb ' Then We Came to the End' is a great book that avoids and even acknowledges via Hank Neary towards the end the pitfalls that can easily accompany such a novel Reuired reading for anyone who has ever endured corporate life

  3. Mandy Mandy says:

    OK I picked up this book because I had read several good reviews of it And it sounded interesting I work in an office This book takes place in an office I love the TV show The Office Some readers of this book compared the twoThen I read the book And hated every minute of it I finished it because I was determined to see why this author got such rave reviews on this his first novel Were people reading the same book I was? It wasn't funny It was tedious Maybe that's the point to help portray the tedium of working in that office with those people It absolutely drove me up a wall that most of the characters are mentioned by their first and last names throughout the entire book The ENTIRE BOOK of Joe Pope this Hank Neary Chris Yop that I also really hated the author's use of the first person plural Characters don't do things; you the reader and the characters do We went to talk to Joe Pope We went to the coffee bar We wondered who would walk Spanish next I didn't want to be grouped with those characters because I didn't like them I felt nothing for them no compassion no comradery nothing And the use of the pronoun we made me crazy Who is the narrator of this book? Whose story am I reading? Is it my own? This book goes on about the tedious intricacies of day to day stuff and these characters I didn't even want to know better way too long Then all of the sudden much time has passed and they're reunited and I the reader am supposed to care I didn't And then there's the last line of the book when the narrator intimates that the only ones left are you and me I would have thrown that book down right then and stomped on it if it hadn't been a library book

  4. Matt Matt says:

    “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things Isn’t that kind of the point?” Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert in the series finale of The Office Unlike the characters in the novels we read most of us will not be tasked with catching a serial killer surviving a zombie apocalypse or otherwise saving the world Most of us have workaday jobs that – in terms relative to high drama – are mostly ordinary Despite being ordinary though they also can play enormously important roles in our lives That’s really the point of Joshua Ferris’s Then We Came to the End The novel follows a group of employees at a Chicago ad agency as they are whittled away by layoffs The novel begins with a short prologue set in the halcyon days of the late 90's when everyone could make a uick buck off the internet the Towers still loomed over lower Manhattan and no one had ever heard of a threat level As Ferris describes itIt was an era of take ones and tchotchkes The world was flush with internet cash and we got our fair share of it It was our position that logo design was every bit as important as product performance and distribution systems 'Wicked cool' were the words we used to describe our logo designs 'Bush league' were the words we used we used to describe the logo designs of other agencies unless it was a really well designed logo in which case we bowed down before it much like the ancient Mayans did their pagan gods We too thought it would never endIt does end of course and that is where the novel really begins as the ad agency faces dwindling revenues and cutbacks Published in 2007 this is set in the wake of the tech boom bust Despite being about a very particular time in history it manages to feel relevant even now This could very well have been written during the Great Recession and in a way almost prefigures it Ferris tells this story using with an omniscient narrator using the pronoun we rather than the customary I I’ve read an author interview explaining that this was meant to mimic the corporate speak you might find in a glossy prospectus given to investors Whatever the reason it is an oddly effective techniue placing you in the office's best cubicle to observe the goings on It makes you part of the team; as part of the team you feel it when people start getting fired – forced to “walk Spanish” – one by one victims of economic attrition If you’ve ever worked in an office you will find the characters endearingly or not familiar the guy who sends the long crazy emails uoting Emerson; the guy who copies books on the copy machine to read at his desk so people think he's working; the brown nosing middle manager striving to get ahead; the guy who cares too much about his office chair; the cold distant boss; the office gossip Heck when I think back at my working career I’m like four of those people in one Every person you've ever met at work is represented But the beauty is how these people become flesh and blood Ferris’s eye for detail he once worked in an agency like this is sharp Our media buyers like Jane Trimble and Tory Friedman tended to be small chipper well dressed women who wore strong perfume and had an easy knack for conversation They kept bags of sweets in their desk drawers and never gained any weight They spent most of their time on the phone talking with vendors the deadening prospect of which made us gag and for their services they received random gifts and tickets to sporting events the blatant unfairness of which angered us with a blind and murderous envy Because they put the orders in and talked with friendly inflections in their voices they were bribed with largesse like dirty checkpoint guards and we thought they deserved a special ring of hell the ring devoted to corrupt mayors lobbyists and media buyers That was how we felt anyway during our time in the system When one of us walked the Spanish and got out of the system we thought back on those louacious and smiling media buyers as just some of the nicest peopleI have never worked in an ad agency myself My wife however did a stint at one on Michigan Avenue and she assures me this is a correct description of media buyers Part of the thing that makes Then We Came to the End such a gem is its refusal to be pigeonholed Yes it’s a workplace comedy but in the same way that Anna Karenina was a family drama No I’m not comparing this to Anna Karenina Yes this is better No I don’t want to argue about it Early on Ferris relies on a lot of slapstick and hyperbole For instance there is a great set piece involving a man named Tom Mota his office chair and an exceptionally hilarious email he sends to his bosses and co workers This sets you up to expect something along the lines of a farce As you get deeper into the novel though and the characters are given additional levels of depth and shading there is a surprising emotional wallop Ferris achieves this shift by clever changes in perspective a well timed chronological leap and his unerring perception For example one of the bosses an “intimidating mercurial unapproachable” woman is rud to have breast cancer leaving her co workers at a lossOur information came from reliable sources but it was only the barest details Her surgery was scheduled for the following day The tumor had invaded her chest wall She was going for a full mastectomy We had uestions for her – was she scared? did she like her doctors? what were her chances of complete recover? But she had not yet said a work about it to any of us and we knew nothing of her state of mind We might have wondered why she was at work the day before She needed to get her priorities straight we thought But then one of us ever had our priorities straight Each and every one of us harbored the illusion that the whole enterprise would go straight to hell without our individual daily contributionsBesides what else could she do but carry on? We had to think that by coming into work the day before surgery she was refusing to let the specter of death distract her from the ordinariness of life that could very well be both a comfort and an armamentShe was exactly right to come into work the day before Unless she should have stayed at home and ordered in and played with her cats on the sofa It was really not for us to sayI am about to leave an office where I have worked for twelve years The nostalgia is so thick it's hard not to choke on it In order to cope I've tried a few things I revisited this novel for one which I first read years ago Also I’ve been watching endless reruns of the American version of The Office which has always been one of my favorite shows and suddenly feels relevant to me than everOne of the lasting criticisms of the American Office is that it lacked the bite of its British predecessor Ricky Gervais’s cult classic wore its aggressive cynicism like a Croix de Guerre The American presentation ended up being a lot different To be sure they started off from the same place as Gervais mocking the alleged dead end drudgery of mindless office workers See also Office Space Over time though the American Office changed its tune It was in fact a celebration of the workplace as a meaningful community That’s how I see it too Hating your job is of course your prerogative I have hated mine on many days And some of Ferris’s characters embody that But this idea that you are somehow living a pointless existence just because your job description isn’t “New York City Detective” or “New York City Writer” is than a bit condescending The meaning of life is the meaning you give to life I’ve known plenty of people who took incredible pride in what they did no matter the task More than that I’ve met plenty of lifelong friends at work Sure you come across people who are boring or lazy or mean or who heat up broccoli for lunch But I’ve also found plenty of people who like to drink beer discuss Game of Thrones or sneak away to watch a minor league baseball game on a slow afternoon My favorite line from The Office is delivered by Creed Bratton in the show’s finale “It all seems so very arbitrary” he says “I applied for a job at this company because they were hiring I took a desk at the back because it was empty But no matter how you get there or where you end up humans have this miraculous gift to make that place home”That’s what Ferris captures so magnificently He can sympathize with his characters’ plight without sneering at them as unthinking drones He revels in his ad agency’s dysfunction while tracing the ties that bind them together He finds the humor in the uotidian while recognizing that the uotidian is life

  5. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at Stars “You guys are sick in the head” said Genevieve “Prove it” replied Tom First things first – I would like everyone to notice that little sticker in the corner of the cover of this here novel indicating that it was a National Book Award Finalist proving that I is kind I is smart I is important Okay maybe not but Oh wait I spoke to soon I have no recollection of how Then We Came to the End wound up on my radar but I do remember that I reuested both library systems to buy the Kindle edition a waaaaaaaaaaay long time ago We’re talking like two years When my wish was finally granted I woke up real early on Saturday morning made my cup of Starbucks Veranda Blend in the ol’ Keurig and prepared to commence some slothery in the doublewide reading chair And then for some reason I looked over at the bookshelves See that red arrow? Yep I waited years to read a book I already owned You know what Jack Burton would say about that???? Probably something that would turn my “yay me” into So that’s that Now on with the bookIf you’ve never worked in a large office environment you may not be able to fully appreciate the near perfection which is Then We Came to the End But if you have you will recognize sooooooooo many of your current andor former co workers People like the guy who just got “right sized” out of his job and is taking the high road Or the guy who knows “right sizing” is just a fancy term for being laid offfired and isn’t taking things so well Have y’all seen Falling Down? It’s a pretty good ‘unOr Karen Woo Or half of my co workers this guy Or me This was a read that was well worth the wait Written in a style that won’t be everyone’s cuppa of the “we” I’m no English major so I’m going to call it first person plural and hope that’s close enough to correct that y’all know what I mean the tales of pointless meetings pillaging the offices of the recently departed coffee bar gatherings and cubicle discussions were just like coming to the office for me Except I’m not smart enough to have ever thought of pulling a Hank Neary “Hank Neary was an avid reader He arrived early in his brown corduroy coat with a book taken from the library copied all its pages on the Xerox machine and sat at his desk reading what looked to passersby like the honest pages of business” And I’d get fired if I ever said what I really think like some of these guys do “What are you doing right now?”“Well unlike some people I’m trying to get some work done Some people actually generate revenue around here you handjob” Instead on bad days I passive aggressively sip out of my favorite Office Space mug in hopes that my co workers will get the point that I’m this close to pulling a Milton And make all important decisions using my Jump To Conclusions mat Literally the only thing that kept me from calling in sick today was the fact that we get free lunch for March Madness kickoff God help everyone if there isn’t cake

  6. Patrick Patrick says:

    I LIKED1 How funny it was; 2 The first person plural voice which could have backfired but didn't for me; 3 The guy who uotes Emerson it was around here that I started to feel actual warmth for the characters even when I couldn't keep them straight; 4 The Catch 22ishness though it wasn't slavishly Catch 22esue which you might initially think; 5 The very last line which maybe could be considered gimmicky but worked for me and which I read with what I guess I would call a satisfyingly pleasant shock that almost never happens to me in a novel the last time it came close was Dave Eggers' You Shall Know Our Velocity where the last line suddenly made me remember the first line of the book conveniently printed on the cover and I went back to the first line to make sure I understood the implication of the last line and I had and wow that got me but then the rest of the book wasn't so consistently great and so I'm not going to count that one;6 The fun promotional website which I wisely did not look at until after I read the book not that it gives anything away but because we all know what happens when you look at a debut novelist's fun promotional website and then read her stupid sucky book NB A clever thing about the website is that only the characters that would have myspace pages do have myspace pages HOWEVER I LIKED LESS SO MAYBE ALTHOUGH THESE WEREN'T THAT BIG A DEAL I JUST CAN'T ENJOY ANYTHING WITHOUT UALIFICATION ANYMORE THE FACTS THAT1 It seems utterly implausible to me that a large percentage of a group of people in a cubefarm would a know and b embrace a Tom Waits song; 2 The end the title references which spoiler? I take to mean the end of August and first few weeks of September thing toward the close of the book which I read with unpleasant shock it seemed like a calculatedly throwaway line and I'm not ready for that to be a throw away line yet I felt the same way about DFW's The Suffering Chanel and I pretty much love DFW and will grant him all kinds of leeway; 3 I kind of lost track of some of the characters which is part of the first person plural effect although that's also a benefit of it and anyway I'm happy to blame myself for this4 The resolution to the central maguffin Design a funny cancer awareness campaign wasn't that great but maybe the point was it couldn't be; but I was looking for it to be like The Cheese Monkeys where the students get a design challenge and you get a chance to figure out what you would do and then you find out what the students did and you're all like Chip Kidd you madmanIN CONCLUSION HERE ARE TWO ANECDOTES1 The book is set in and spends a lot of time dealing with the great city of Chicago and specifically an ad agency in Chicago and a week or so ago I happened to spend pretty much a whole day in Austin with someone who works in an ad agency in Chicago and I asked if he had read this book which I had assumed everyone in the world knew about and if it had taken the Chicago ad agency community by storm and whatnot and he said he had never heard of it 2 From reading the book you would think this remarkable debut novelist must live in Chicago and when you finish the book and read the author description it says something like Ferris currently lives in Brooklyn and I think that's probably the darkest joke in the whole book

  7. Krok Zero Krok Zero says:

    Sorry haters Review to come possibly as soon as I reclaim my chair my legitimate chairUpdate So yeah this is a home run Deserving of every inch of its hype It's too bad however that so much of the buzz focused on comparisons to The Office and Office Space nothing against those fine entertainments and the workplace drone genre of humor Because this book kind of is part of that on a surface level but it's so much so much expansive humane ambitious detailed and moving It hits my sweet spot of funny sad I love the funny sad but I see it done badly so often so often the funny's not that funny and the sad is too mawkish But Ferris nails the perfect balance much like George Saunders and Wes Anderson and They Might Be Giants all established masters of funny sad except that Ferris nailed it right out of the gate Hard to believe this is his first novel harder still to believe he'll ever top it As a workplace comedy it's terrific deftly mixing Mike Judge y observations with gentle forays into absurdism in one memorable rant a character keeps referring to bookshelves as buckshelves it doesn't sound funny out of context but trust me And the royal we narration is not gimmicky or distracting The novel works basically like third person omniscient except that the we flourishes allow Ferris to portray his fractured community as a hive mind entity And the narration has a hell of a payoff in the book's final sentence But it becomes than a workplace comedy it becomes if you will a moral comedy not just about it what it means to be a white collar worker but about it what it means to be fucking humanEarly on in the book the narrators mention that when you start a new job you can't distinguish all your co workers at first it's a haze of faces and names until they gradually start coming together and a clearer picture of the community forms Well whaddayaknow that's exactly how the Ferris's characterization works in the novel There are so many characters at first that they are a blur we can't differentiate or keep track of them until Ferris goes in for close ups and we start to figure everybody out Joe Pope is maybe the best example of this the mid level guy who's above the cubicle drones but below the partners He exists apart from the community viewed as an inscrutable cipher and possibly an elitist by the group and thus by us until an incredible two hander scene that introduces a kind of moral suspense as to whether or not Joe will do a certain thing Or there's the dazzling set piece in the middle of the book in which Ferris departs from the royal we to do a traditional third person chapter on the boss Lynn Mason and how she spends her last night before taking an important step Finding the humanity within the hive mind for both the author and the characters is a big part of this book's projectYou don't need to have logged time in the white collar salt mines for this book to work on you because it's really about communities and group dynamics how they elevate us and fail us as individuals Hell lemme lay my cards on the table I'm unemployed a year out of college with no idea what to do with my life and yet rather than being foreign to me this book was even poignant because it reminded me of what I don't have for better and worse Sure I've had summer jobs and temp gigs and internships in office environments but the kind of really intense community that Ferris writes about isn't something I've ever really experienced and despite all the undesirable aspects of office life in the book that made me sad This isn't an anti office screed like Office Space I think it's actually filled with love for the workplace not for the corporate agendas or nitty gritty tasks but for the communities sorry to overuse this word that it creates and destroys at will And I will say without spoiling anything that it builds up to an ending that is sublimely beautifully ambiguous the only other ending in its league is Richard Linklater's Before Sunset You're gonna miss that plane Great art folks Bravo

  8. Edan Edan says:

    I was tempted to write this review in the plural first person so that you all would be impressed with how clever I am but fuck it I have a novel to write and papers to grade Plus what if you thought I was speaking in the royal 'we' or the blogger 'we' and the whole experiment just failed?Ferris displays some technical savvy in this book The point of view tired me out on my first attempt but a month or so later I returned to the novel with an open mind and heart I suppose able to fall into the 'we' without a problem at all The way in which the book brings individual characters into focus is pretty terrific actually I am forever attached to Tom Mota for example after what he did for Janice and I'm impressed that Ferris was able to connect me in such a way given the somewhat alienating distance of the we voice Throughout I felt a sort of hatred for the 'we' perhaps because I've never worked in an office and probably because if I did I'd be the Joe Pope or even the Lynn Mason working working while some dipshits goofed off in the next office I am a nerd and a harsh task masterMy reading experience with this novel was really conflicted I always wanted to read it but once I was reading it I felt annoyed bored frustrated except for brief moments of comedy and sadness that really hit me But after being boredannoyedfrustrated I'd come back to the book a couple hours later dying again to read it How is this possible? Maybe Ferris and I need to go to couple's therapyI was actually genuinely interested in the advertising the firm was doing and yet the narrative would veer away from the actual work which wasn't paying but whatever to discuss a character's gossip for pages upon pages I understand that this is the point of the book but it just didn't mesmerize me except for the 'buckshelves' section which I still laugh at The third person section about Lynn Mason fell flat for me It wasn't moving in the way it should have been or could have beenI did however love the last thirty pages especially the last line which shifted the point of view from a technical and thematic acrobatic to something poignant and intimate

  9. Lena Lena says:

    I had a love hate relationship with this book We got off on the wrong foot to start since the blurbs had led me to expect the read to be a laugh filled riot It does have its funny moments but the overall tone was much despairing than one would expect from its copy In addition the large cast of characters and first person plural narration left me grasping for someone to relate to I kept reading mainly because I enjoyed the references to my hometownAbout half way through the book however something shifted I began to notice how the book’s structure mirrored the actual setting of the story and like a new office hire I began to feel attached to the characters as I spent time in their world I became fascinated by the uestions posed by the narrator including how well we can ever really know people we see every day and how we find meaning in the surreal world of the modern office Though I wasn’t thrilled with the literary gimmick revealed at the end I got enough involved in the story to feel a sense of personal connection to the people whose fates were discussed in the last chapter and I closed the book with a much greater sense of satisfaction than I expected

  10. Jr Bacdayan Jr Bacdayan says:

    There are some things in these pages that l can’t understand You see I have never worked my entire life I mean like any kind of paid work never silch suat nada zero nope And when I really think about it I think I don’t want to do any kind of work Sitting in an office doing stuff? Manual labor? Wall Street? Science shit? President ing? The heck is that about? I dunno seems like shit But then you begin to think about the money All those times you wanted to buy something but you didn’t have money to spend then you think when I grow up and get a job I’ll buy a ton of these Of course now I’d have no use for a ton of elmo mugs fucking Sesame Street but maybe I can vary it with some big birds and cookie monsters Now that wouldn’t seem so bad So yeah money makes work seem like growing dollars on trees or whatever currency you choose including dogecoins and doubloons Walk the plank matey But really I don’t think that it’s fundamentally and yes I think I mean fundamentally different from school You do stuff that’s reuired of you then you get something in return for the work you do Only in work you get money in school you get criticism Fucking schools Yeah maybe you get a diploma one day someday But that doesn’t compare shit to all those times a professor says your work isn’t good enough I paid you money you bastard I paid for the paper that cleans your shit But then you think maybe you didn’t and some other guy that he says did a good job did Maybe I paid for some soda drink that led to him getting diabetes then Now that’s a better thought Sucker should eat chocolates But isn’t that a grand way to go? Fuck couldn’t even get it right Then all you get is piece of crap paper in return saying this bloke has been abused enough to deserve further abuse from employers in the future There’s not even a thank you for all your money on that crap Worse they make you wear a friggin robe and a funny hat while listening to some whino say he was abused too only just a century earlier Maybe now you’re thinking what an asshole What a stuck up who’s never had to work his entire life I guess you’re right I guess I am an asshole But maybe I’m just saying shit to get you to like this review You know like whoring and stuff Like this pls 1 like 1 prayer 1 share 10 prayers Ignore if u love Satna Pls plz Oh wait wrong site Maybe the stuff of legends are whinos like me complaining about their everyday lives their miniature compared to yours type of problems Then again maybe not But when you really think about it like in this novel jokes gossips petty fights jealous complaints crazy stuff are things that make life colorful I mean if I was all thou shouldst read thy book entitled Then We Came To The End as it is a humorous illustration of thou’s living I bet you’d abandon my shit like fleeing from the plague or a James Patterson review If everybody was all do good and i love that tie type of people trust me it would be dull So maybe someone saying fuck David Foster Wallace fuck James Joyce fuck William H Gass because James The Best Fucking Author That Ever Lived Patterson is legit is needed Because who’d we make fun of and ridicule? We all need that guy who trips on a banana peel to make us feel good about ourselves that one friend who’d call Paulo Coelho god’s prophet and recommend all his books to us Because really if all of these blokes on this site read Infinite Jest and gave amazing reviews to it; you’d be taking someone else’s pills too Maybe we need that professor giving us crap because who'd hammer us out of our laziness and mediocrity? Maybe we need that piece of crap paper because what'll we use as ticket to that high paying job? So yeah I can’t relate to some of the things in this novel because I haven’t worked in an office yet Though I’ll probably work in one and uncannily I’ll probably end up in advertising as well But not working yet doesn’t mean I ever felt estranged because really anyplace crawling with decent human beings are the same We are all whinos and fuck ups deep inside Some are just vocal than others as some are beautiful some idiotic some crazier some funnier some boring Because deep inside these labels is someone who’ll go to McDonald’s to see some grieving co worker sit alone on the play area for an hour someone who’ll listen to Benny’s hilarious stories someone who’ll cower when a crazy ex co worker starts shooting people someone the same as everybody else This novel’s about sitting half the day beside someone who you’ll cross the street to avoid This novel’s about waking up at six in the morning wanting to go back to bed but realizing that you have no friggin choice on the matter It’s about wanting to say un stupid things to people that think you’re stupid It’s about all the things you want to do during the weekend It’s about your boss being a bloody wanker It’s about being afraid to confess to your neighbor or co worker you’ve been in love with all these years It’s about that prank you’ve always wanted to pull off It’s about your problems with your spouse because of a movie It’s about your unrealized dreams It’s about the funny thing with breast cancer It’s about crap It’s about the daily repetitive cycles we experience and all the little things that make it livelier if not better It’s about things ending and people adapting It’s the story of your life and mine “Good luck to you And fuck you for leaving you prick” Right so feel free to come back to this review anytime The end eh maybe not

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