JPod. Fiction · A lethal joyride into today’s new breed of technogeeks, Coupland’s forthcoming novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. “JPod” is, remarkably, the geek-culture chronicler Douglas Coupland’s ninth novel since his debut, “Generation X.” It is a work in which his. Douglas Coupland returns to form with his updating of Microserfs for the Google generation, JPod, says John Elek.

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Ethan, a programmer on the eve of 30, suffers from a noticeable lack of ‘overriding purpose’.

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Instead, from the pen of one of the coolest authors on the planet has come a work of suffusing humanity. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.

He lives and works in Vancouver. Oct 30, Michael Livingston rated it it was ok.

Buy the Audiobook Download: And if I’m wrong, then it’s just a boring book. We are experiencing technical difficulties. They decide to corrupt the game with a rogue clown demon, stopping work only to deal with incestuous sexual emergencies, lesbian cult members, and the suspicious abduction of a recently appointed superior.

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Actually, with Palahniuk they make a great trio of shifty bundles of internalized homophobia. I was surprised to read so many bad reviews but I really loved this book. JPod Douglas Coupland Limited preview – And frankly, the warm characterization is what has always separared Coupland from the Bret Easton Ellises of the writing world. The master ironist just might redefine E. I don’t know what additional absurdities Coupland planned to inflict on me, because I gave up less than a third of the way into the story.

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It’s a really fun, ridiculous read. I always feel like I learn something from Coupland’s writing, but in a good way rather than your standard academic pedagogical approach. Whatever the reason, there is an unpalatable feeling of an artist angrily returning to his rut. Aug 18, Jason McIntyre rated it did not like it. Archived from the original on Sep 03, Marcus rated it did not like it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This didn’t come from the same Coupland that wrote Generation X, Microserfs, Shampoo Planet and all those 90’s classics that Couplanders want to hang on to so badly.

But this one made me laugh. Despite appearances, we discover that their workaholism stems mainly from a lack of anywhere else to be. Ethan’s mom is a bright, suburban housewife with a huge marijuana “grow-op” in her basement and a knack for killing off dealers who cheat her out of money.

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Coupland seems to have a very loyal and dedicated following, especially from people of particular generations. The book that’s smarter-than-thou and wittily postmodern. I love all his books insanely much. I want to write like him. Next item on the agenda: Highlights include a discussion of why Thursday is the best day of the week, a lament for the ‘greed of the s bubble’ and idle speculations on the love life of Ronald McDonald. I didn’t get that.

Here’s what I’ve noticed. Preview — JPod by Douglas Coupland. But I like those people.


Has the well run dry? The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era: It premiered on January 8,and ran until its cancellation on March 7,leaving the series with a permanent cliffhanger. Spy of the First Person. Douglas Coupland will speak at the Guardian Oduglas festival today www.

Stay tuned for my thoughts Follow me on the douglzs These involve an improbable supporting cast including a ballroom-dancing Chinese gangster, Ethan’s pot-growing, philandering mother and even a supercilious writer called Douglas Coupland, who Ethan consults in his quest for self-definition.

This literary genre is defined by a three-part division consisting of different styles and lacking definitive structure. My usual enjoyment of a book lies in how much I miss it after the final page. Coupland says the things others are scared or too PC to. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself. Obligated to undertake a rescue mission in China, Ethan fights off the threat of a viral outbreak, and begs a cantankerous author to rescue him from an early roadside death.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ethan Jarlewski is the novel’s main character and narratorwho spends more time involved with his work than with his dysfunctional family.

This task sets the book underway, though JPod has several competing subplots which eventually take over. This is my first Douglas Coupland book.