Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Book: "Then We Came to the End"
I enjoyed this book very much. It's about workplace relationships in an advertising agency that is losing business and gradually laying off the staff. An employee who has been laid off is said to have been "walked Spanish" (after the pirates on the Spanish main who walked captives by the scruff of their neck to the plank). There is the office romance, the charming raconteur who always has a flock of employees in his office listening to his stories, the office clown, the other types found in all offices, and the gossip, rumors and paranoia that settle in during difficult times in a business. And if that isn't enough, at the end the author throws in some postmodernism.
My rating: **** (out of 5)