The Mezzanine is the story of one man’s lunch hour.
It addresses the big questions of corporate life: Why does one shoelace always wear out before the other? Whose genius lies behind the folding spout on the milk carton? Whatever happened to the paper drinking-straw? Nicholson Baker’s hilarious novel documents the thoughts of an office worker as he day-dreams on the escalator.
Making a Meal of It
Plot: towards lunchtime, a male employee in a large corporate office building (the first-person narrator) discovers that the shoelace of his left shoe has snapped precisely twenty-eight hours after...Read more