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"This is Coupland's attempt -- just in time for the Vancouver Olympics -- to answer the questions visitors always ask about the city he loves, even before they ask them." (Globe & Mail 2009-11-27)
"The renowned Generation X author's humorous take on the area, from its drug culture ad tourist destinations to its people, food and film industry." (Daily Gleaner 2010-02-08)
"Subjective in tone and sexy to look at, City of Glass is a delightfully outlandish travel book -- just the sort of whacked-out guide you wish every was available for every great city in the world." (Globe & Mail 2000-10-14)
"Conversational text swatches are interwoven with brilliant photojournalistic images, giving us a flaneur's-eye-view of Vancouver." (National Post 2000-10-21)
"Here are moments of sparkling insight, and a perceptive reframing of many familiar snapshots of the city, more than enough to make Coupland's tour worthwhile." (Maclean's 2000-11-20) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian Air Force base in Germany and raised in Vancouver, where he still resides. Among his bestselling novels are Generation X, Eleanor Rigby, Microserfs, Hey Nostradamus!, jPod The Gum Thief and Generation A, altogether in print in forty countries. Coupland exhibits his sculpture internationally and has launched furniture collections, consulted for Steven Spielberg, guest-edited Wired magazine and designed a Toronto park. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Terrific preview for my first visit to city of Vancouver: Made me ache for such a book on every great city, written by a native who loves his hometown so much and has such a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JS
This book consists of poorly organized vignettes on Vancouver. I was hoping for something that would give me a feel for the city. At best this book provides a shallow picture. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ian Kaplan
The weakness of traditional tourist or travel guides is that they're good at providing practical information but relatively weak on helping you understand the essence of a place. Read morePublished on February 28, 2010 by Warren Liebold
A humorous, personal portrait of a gorgeous and quirky city. Coupland's narration is funny and dead on. Read morePublished on November 22, 2007 by M. Murphy
Vancouver is great city (at least for a few dry months) and deserve a good book for the visitors. This book meets my needs and is not the typical guide book with maps and names and... Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by Franklin F. Chen
Imagine following Highway 99 south from Whistler down through West and North Vancouver, across the Second Narrows Bridge, along Boundary Road, crossing into Richmond, picking up... Read morePublished on August 4, 2004 by Penmachine
City of Class made me both miss home and exude incredible pride in Vancouver. Now that the city has won it's 2010 bid, it'll be interesting how the dynamic of the city will change. Read morePublished on September 3, 2003