(Pdf / ebook) Perfect Tense AUTHOR Michael Bracewell

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review Perfect Tense 103 The anonymous middle aged narrator of Perfect Tense is a man broken on the wheel of office life the great beige wheel of grinding routine the uniform grey carpets the endless buff envelopes Driven by the entropy of the office out of step with the zeitgeist he has begun to uestion his whole generation and his own empty under achieved life in particular Recounting his day at the office one p. I can certainly understand the low ratings this book has received from other readers a whole novel ostensibly about the ennui and minute degradations of office life the petty politics mind numbing routines and ugly spaces where the most haunting creature is a spider plant A tone poem of alienation etc But for me the book had the opposite effect I found its desolation weirdly moving I m tempted to describe it as a demotic version of Fernando Pessoa s Book of Disuiet which is admittedly my desperate attempt to convey its dark poetry the way in which something bleakly ordinary can evoke a sense of the numinous Its final pages intimate a genuine very sad epiphanyFor me this book is a minor classic Wild Man Creek ratings this book has Homewrecker readers a whole novel ostensibly about the ennui and minute degradations of office life the petty politics mind numbing Make your own model forts castles routines and ugly spaces where the most haunting creature is a spider plant A tone poem of alienation etc But for me the book had the opposite effect I found its desolation weirdly moving I m tempted to describe it as a demotic version of Fernando Pessoa s Book of Disuiet which is admittedly my desperate attempt to convey its dark poetry the way in which something bleakly ordinary can evoke a sense of the numinous Its final pages intimate a genuine very sad epiphanyFor me this book is a minor classic

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review Perfect Tense 103 Iliar tour of office life which is at once hilarious and profound the comedy of recognition matched by deepening urban anxiety as if TS Eliot had been blessed with Groucho Marx's comic timing One man's unravelling philosophical crisis amid the leaving parties and sandwiches becomes in the hands of Michael Bracewell a metaphysical search for order and purpose deep in the back of a desk draw. Despite lavish praise on the cover from Jonathan Coe David Lode and Morrissey i put this book down at page 58 and fell promptly asleep Final Warning The Legacy of Chernobyl recognition matched by deepening urban anxiety as if TS Eliot had been blessed with Groucho Marx's comic timing One man's unravelling philosophical crisis amid the leaving parties and sandwiches becomes in the hands of Michael Bracewell a metaphysical search for order and purpose deep in the back of a desk draw. Despite lavish praise on the cover from Jonathan Coe David Lode and Morrissey i put this book down at page 58 and fell promptly asleep

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review Perfect Tense 103 Articular day which seems to mimic the coffee mug slogan 'Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life' the narrator scrutinises the arcana of his environment like an urban anthropologist looking for aesthetic or spiritual purpose and finding only print outs and suspension files spider plants and yuccas and polystyrene cupsIn this short brilliant novel we are taken on a terrifyingly fam. Thought provoking Highly recommend it to those slightly disillusioned about work career and what these two things mean to us office workers these days The writing makes you feel like you re really in the head of the main character

  • Hardcover
  • 176
  • Perfect Tense
  • Michael Bracewell
  • English
  • 06 April 2017
  • 9780224044516