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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I like how he is not just critical of the world surrounding Gen X and Millennial people like he was in Generation Xbut of these generations themselves. Things trundle along nicely enough, douglax lots of individual bits that never quite make a story: It’s hilarious, thoughtful and introspective from time to time, more often absurd.

Paperbackpages. My reaction was, pffft!

He has published 14 novels, two collections of short stories, eight nonfiction books, and a number of… More about Douglas Coupland. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book, so we’ll see how well this goes. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

This is a funny book that can be taken lightly with great humor. This is all a vessel for Coupland’s tricksiness – I used to love his flashy nonsense, but this time I was completely underwhelmed.


Both authors wrote allegedly generation defining novels, both love to use brand names as symbolism and both have self-insertion complex. Jul 01, Matthew Snope rated it really liked it Recommended to Matthew by: The master ironist just might redefine E. I slunk into the BoardX meeting where Steve, Gord-O, and staff from the loftiest perches of the food chain were still trying to couplnad the essence of Jeff the Charismatic Turtle.

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But compared to Eleanor Rigby? Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. And I’m a slow reader so it’s even couplanf painful. Just do your yourself a favor and get it out of the way early. I’ve read everything he’s published since Generation X As big a fan as I am of his, it’s admittedly hard to justify this particular stretch of his career, so best perhaps to turn either to the books older than these or newer to save yourself some wasted reading experiences.

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This is a pretty funny book about being a computer programmer with family problems. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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I would happily only ever read Coupland-esque books, if enough existed. Which is weird, because it’s basically the same book as Microserfs.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Without spoiling, let’s just say something important happens towards the end involving digging a hole and a safe deposit box key, and no explanation is given as to why the key is needed. Polaroids from the Dead Lara’s Book: Account Options Sign in. Or maybe jPod is an all-around shou I don’t know what anyone expects from Douglas Coupland these days, much coupkand what I expect from the man.

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Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. The casting is great and even the new stuff they added or changed. Like, by a really long way. OK, one thing about the end annoyed the hell out of me. Coupland seems to have a very loyal and dedicated following, especially from people of particular generations.