Personal Days

A Novel Personal Days: A Novel by Ed Park
My review
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I might have liked this book more if I hadn’t, like many others who reviewed this one, read Joshua Ferris’ “Then We Came To The End” last year. The comparisons are inevitable, but the two books are similar only in their setting, really. While Ferris crafts his novel around the illness of the boss, Park’s revolves around a subterfuge within the office that, frankly, I didn’t realize was there until the final rambling chapter. This ending almost saved the book for me, but I ended up feeling like it sort of threw everything together piecemeal, just to tie up all the loose ends, and it didn’t quite work for me.
Next up is Netherland by Joseph O’Neill.