Personal Days

Personal Days



The Pequod Review:

Ed Park's short novel Personal Days is set in an unnamed Manhattan office (a company with “a set of five initials, two of which don’t actually stand for anything”) and involves a group of young office workers as they navigate the petty frustrations and jealousies of their work environment. It's an extreme parody of a corporate office — virtually no actual work gets done — and the book ends just as some of the more promising plot threads are emerging. But Park's characters have some good lines of corporate-speak ("Afterward he said, 'Keep me in the loop and let's touch base next week'").