Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hardcover vs. Paperback 4

Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris



No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks.
With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment--the one we pretend is normal five days a week.

This is a hard one. I really like the hardcover but there is also something about the title treatment on the paperback. I didn't really care for the little drawings at first but they have grown on me. I actually started this book several months ago and somehow got distracted and haven't finished it yet! SHAME!

Hardcover or Paperback?


  1. I like the paperback. It's punchier.

    As far as At A Crossroads, I liked it for the topic too (I lived at home for a while after college as well). I just felt like she didn't get past the superficial or show much emotion. I think I was reading in the emotional content myself rather than taking what was there.

  2. Anonymous6:50 AM

    I think I like the paperback better, but I didn't really enjoy this book much. Everyone else seems to, though, so I guess it's just me.

  3. Hardcover.. :) I'm a sucker for plain covers

  4. I like the Hardcover. The cartoons are distracting to me. :)

  5. Hardcover, definitely. Yay, sticky notes :)

  6. I like the Hardcover. Nothing makes me think of office work more than post it notes.

  7. I like the paperback better. I'm more drawn to it.

  8. Definitely hardcover.

  9. Anonymous8:20 PM

    HC! Love it!! I have wanted so bad to read this book too. Maybe I'll get it on audio. :)

  10. Anonymous9:45 PM

    ok this is a hard one, I like the first one and the paperback as well :)

    mebbe i will go with the hardcoer this time :)

    the title is interesting :)

  11. I totally like the hardcover. Love the post-it notes (esp after reading it, that cover fits so well). The paperback cover is just meh for me.

  12. Looks like the hardcover wins!

    Can't wait to read this one all the way through!

    Have you guys seen this: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/twctte/twctte_022307/index.html

    I remember playing with it when i first got the book.

    I love when books get websites! (Especially Miranda July's No One Belongs Here More Than You) http://www.noonebelongsheremorethanyou.com/

  13. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Just had a chance to visit Miranda July. God! That was great...lol!

  14. J. Kaye- It's so great isn't it! She is a genius!


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