The Cube People

The Cube People

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Christian McPherson's debut novel The Cube People pokes fun at government cubicle culture through the life and times of a struggling computer programmer/novelist wannabe. McPherson surrounds his protagonist, Colin MacDonald, with a cast of screwball characters while he toils away at his government job, struggles with fertility and dreams of becoming a published writer. Recycled air, bad lighting and bizarre environmental office policies by day; scheduled love-making sessions and rejection letters by night, push MacDonald to try to write his way out of his cyclical life story. Part tragedy, part comedy--with a bit of horror thrown in for fun--McPherson cooks up a boiling plot and a memorable anti-hero.
Publisher: Gibsons, B.C. : Nightwood Editions, 2010.
ISBN: 9780889712515
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCP

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Jun 28, 2018

I loved this book! Read it in one afternoon and found myself smiling and shaking my head at his bang on commentary of what being a government worker can be like. The characters at times were un-reasonable, but that is life! Very much enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more.

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LT
Nov 25, 2011

The protagonist was so unappealing I couldn't bring myself to read beyond chapter 2. I found him narcissistic and superficial, and wasn't willing to hang on long enough to find out whether his character was the product of satire.

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