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Then We Came To The End is a 2007 novel by Joshua Ferris. It is the story of the employees in a Chicago advertising firm from the [[TheNineties late nineties]], up to September 11th, 2001. The firm is going under, the boss may or may not have cancer, the workers are fractious, and layoffs are happening.

And drama ensues. Or hilarity, [[BlackComedy depending on how you look at it.]]

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!!Examples

* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Thing To Do and the Place To Be," follows Lynn Mason [[spoiler: on the night before her operation.]] It is the only part of the book that is not written in first-person plural.
* AlliterativeName: Jim Jackers
* BlackComedy
* GossipyHens: The entire office staff, except Joe Pope and Lynn Mason.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Then we came to the end" is the first sentence of Don [=DeLillo's=] ''Americana.''
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MeaningfulName: Joe ''Pope'' is pretty much the most morally upright character in the book.
* MostWritersAreWriters: Hank Neary became a published author after he left the firm.
* SadClown: Tom Mota comes in after his firing in a clown suit, and starts shooting people with paintballs.
* ShoutOut: Several to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
* StraightGay: Hank Neary
* TheAllConcealingI: The novel--for the most part--is written using "we", and then ends on "you and me." It's only then that the reader realises they know everything about everybody except the narrator.

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Then We Came To The End is a 2007 novel by Joshua Ferris. It is the story of the employees in a Chicago advertising firm from the [[TheNineties late nineties]], up to September 11th, 2001. The firm is going under, the boss may or may not have cancer, the workers are fractious, and layoffs are happening.

And drama ensues. Or hilarity, [[BlackComedy depending on how you look at it.]]

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!!Examples

* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Thing To Do and the Place To Be," follows Lynn Mason [[spoiler: on the night before her operation.]] It is the only part of the book that is not written in first-person plural.
* AlliterativeName: Jim Jackers
* BlackComedy
* GossipyHens: The entire office staff, except Joe Pope and Lynn Mason.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Then we came to the end" is the first sentence of Don [=DeLillo's=] ''Americana.''
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MeaningfulName: Joe ''Pope'' is pretty much the most morally upright character in the book.
* MostWritersAreWriters: Hank Neary became a published author after he left the firm.
* SadClown: Tom Mota comes in after his firing in a clown suit, and starts shooting people with paintballs.
* ShoutOut: Several to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
* StraightGay: Hank Neary
* TheAllConcealingI: The novel--for the most part--is written using "we", and then ends on "you and me." It's only then that the reader realises they know everything about everybody except the narrator.
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18th Oct '11 8:23:52 AM Byzantine
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Then We Came To The End is a 2007 novel by Joshua Ferris. It is the story of the employees in a Chicago advertising firm from the[[TheNineties late nineties]], up to September 11th, 2001. The firm is going under, the boss may or may not have cancer, the workers are fractious, and layoffs are happening.

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Then We Came To The End is a 2007 novel by Joshua Ferris. It is the story of the employees in a Chicago advertising firm from the[[TheNineties the [[TheNineties late nineties]], up to September 11th, 2001. The firm is going under, the boss may or may not have cancer, the workers are fractious, and layoffs are happening.
18th Oct '11 8:23:39 AM Byzantine
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ThenWeCameToTheEnd is a 2007 novel by Joshua Ferris. It is the story of the employees in a Chicago advertising firm from the late nineties, up to September 11th, 2001. The firm is going under, the boss may or may not have cancer, the workers are fractious, and layoffs are happening.

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ThenWeCameToTheEnd Then We Came To The End is a 2007 novel by Joshua Ferris. It is the story of the employees in a Chicago advertising firm from the the[[TheNineties late nineties, nineties]], up to September 11th, 2001. The firm is going under, the boss may or may not have cancer, the workers are fractious, and layoffs are happening.
27th Jun '11 8:11:02 PM BetsyandtheFiveAvengers
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* BlackComedy
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Then we came to the end" is the first sentence of Don [=DeLilo's=] ''Americana.''

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Then we came to the end" is the first sentence of Don [=DeLilo's=] [=DeLillo's=] ''Americana.''
27th Jun '11 8:07:30 PM BetsyandtheFiveAvengers
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* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Thing To Do and the Place To Be," follows Lynn Mason [[spoiler: on the night before her operation.]] It is the only part of the book that is not written in second person.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Thing To Do and the Place To Be," follows Lynn Mason [[spoiler: on the night before her operation.]] It is the only part of the book that is not written in second person.first-person plural.
27th Jun '11 8:06:11 PM BetsyandtheFiveAvengers
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* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Thing To Do and the Place To Be," follows Lynn Mason [[spoiler: on the night before her operation.]] It is the only part of the book that is not written in second person.



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Then we came to the end" is the first sentence of Don [=DeLilo's=] ''Americana.''



* ShoutOut: Several to Ralph Waldo Emerson.



* TheAllConcealingI: The novel is entirely written using "we", and then ends on "you and me", and it's only then that the reader realises they know everything about everybody except the narrator.

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* TheAllConcealingI: The novel is entirely novel--for the most part--is written using "we", and then ends on "you and me", and it's me." It's only then that the reader realises they know everything about everybody except the narrator.
27th Jun '11 7:59:54 PM BetsyandtheFiveAvengers
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
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* AlliterativeName: Jim Jackers
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* Straight Gay: Hank Neary

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* Straight Gay: StraightGay: Hank Neary
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