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Summary Perfect Tense

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. Just following my Bracewell obsession and this book didn t disappoint me at all The main subject I guess would be boring The exact details of working in an office somewhere close to the West End of London Again like his other books you can taste the city by just smelling the page but beyond that this book is of a critiue on modern life than anythng else Very detailed and focus on the details yet never boring He actually makes boredom somewhat an aesthethic practiceIf Guy Debord was a Londoner and became an office workerwell it s almost there but really Bracewell is an uniue writer

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Perfect Tense

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. A sospirific epiphanic psalm of office life expertly articulating the incoherent pathos of late C20 white collar drudgery

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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


9 thoughts on “Perfect Tense

  1. says:

    Just following my Bracewell obsession and this book didn't disappoint me at all The main subject I guess would be boring The exact details of working in an office somewhere close to the West End of London Again like his other books you can taste the city by just smelling the page but beyond that this book is of a critiue on modern life than anythng else Very detailed and focus on the details yet never boring He actually makes b

  2. says:

    This novel has been sitting on my desk for a few months now Although I finished it a couple of weeks ago I'm still unable t

  3. says:

    I can certainly understand the l

  4. says:

    What would be the right way to convey the non story of a continuous draining boring office routing where everyon

  5. says:

    very well written and the observations of the life under glass of the modern office were spot on I imagine my days at the office as taking place in a sort of diorama where the setting is real only within the confines of the box when you move without it's almost with a listlessness borne as much of the ennui absorbed in the dioram

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    The musings of a 40 something's wasted office life of an observer than a participant He describes his hobbyambition as being a urban anthropologist Set mostly in 80s90s London It captures a mood but feels as listless as the life described

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    A sospirific epiphanic psalm of office life expertly articulating the incoherent pathos of late C20 white collar drudgery