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Joshua Ferris

Autor(a) de Then We Came to the End

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Obras de Joshua Ferris

Then We Came to the End (2007) 4,546 cópias
The Unnamed (2010) 1,219 cópias
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (2014) 1,064 cópias
The Dinner Party: Stories (2017) 247 cópias
A Calling for Charlie Barnes (2021) 180 cópias
The Breeze 2 cópias
The Fragments 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999) — Narrador, algumas edições3,540 cópias
Mrs. Bridge (1959) — Introdução, algumas edições1,082 cópias
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Contribuinte — 519 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 411 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 275 cópias
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (2010) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
Best New American Voices 2005 (2004) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
New Stories from the South 2007: The Year's Best (2007) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Complete Novels (1994) — Introdução, algumas edições43 cópias
Tin House 34 (Winter 2007): The Dead of Winter (2007) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Living Tomorrow — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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The early part of the book is so similar to the TV show The Office that it feels rather derivative. But stick with it. In the end, a good read.
Zonderpaard | outras 221 resenhas | May 10, 2024 |
4.5 stars. From the Booker Prize shortlist, [b:A Calling for Charlie Barnes|56620813|A Calling for Charlie Barnes|Joshua Ferris|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1627324196l/56620813._SY75_.jpg|87729868] is a great metafiction of the Midwest, of a family and a father-son relationship, a character study of an adoring buffoon of a dad and his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and the author's fond rewrite of Charlie's life to reflect success as the father would have envisioned it.
The reader wonders often which parts are real: the diagnosis, the preposterous inventions, the financial gimmicks, the five wives, the four children and no less than forty jobs, constant debt, and bankruptcies. Then, of course, the story is told by his stepson, Jake Barnes (a la [b:The Sun Also Rises|3876|The Sun Also Rises|Ernest Hemingway|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1509802323l/3876._SY75_.jpg|589497], the damaged unreliable narrator writer-author and his apologetic coda. The book is divided into Farce and Fiction and The Facts: Jake, the novelist, is telling the story of Charlie, the fabricator or Ferris is telling of his own father. The prose is dazzling and parts of it are hilarious, but what is true? It doesn't matter, it's such a good, moving story.
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featherbooks | outras 9 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
I started with great energy: I enjoyed reading about a somewhat cynical, dentist with a somewhat uninspired homelife, his work, his two ex-girlfriends. It was fun as well as occasionally thought-provoking. Then he finds that someone has produced a website for his practice, without his knowledge, and is using it to post snippets of Jewish history. When it became a tale of his increasing obsession with an obscure Jewish sect, I became less involved. I found the history a little tedious, and tended to skip through it. Yes, it was OK. But no more than that.… (mais)
Margaret09 | outras 69 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
(2.5 stars)

This is a fun little story that is extremely character driven. There wasn’t much of a point to the story, but I think the point was that there is no point to office stories.
philibin | outras 221 resenhas | Mar 25, 2024 |



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