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It's not a bad book, but I'm not sure if I can recommend it, especially to those who have never read Coupland before.
Each chapter is introduced with the name of the character, so we know who is narrating, but it really doesn't matter - only their background is different.
I can't help but feel that Coupland came up a little short in the end (again) but maybe I'm just expecting too much from him.
It was recommended to me because apparently his writing is comparable to Kurt Vonnegut .. I liked it.. I didn't love it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kate
Generation X, a tale of youth in revolt against an increasingly consumerist society, was Douglas Coupland's hugely successful first novel and he has returned, with moderate... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Enid Brightman
There are a lot of comparisons between this and Generation X, which I haven't read in almost 20 years, but from what I remember, that was a bunch of slackers sitting around a house... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jon Konrath
To summarize the plot; 5 young adults from 5 very different parts of the world get stung by a bee. The story is told seqentially through the rotating viewpoint of each of the 5... Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. Fellows
Whenever I pick up a book by Douglas Coupland, I suspend any expectation of a conventional plotline or narrative and brace myself for the quirky. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Ang
I was in college when Generation X came out and gave the post-Baby Boomers a convenient label (I was always hoping that Neo-Shempists would catch on). Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tim Lieder
I found myself re reading sections so I could absorb the nuances of this book. I loved it. I found it intelligent, warm and yet alarming.Published on December 4, 2011 by JimmyKHeyHey
This near-future novel brings together five people who, after all the bees have disappeared, are stung by bees. Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by Richard LeComte
Not much to say here. This is a really solid, well thought out narrative. The characters are great (particularly Harj). And I love Doug Coupland. Read morePublished on October 15, 2010 by Jeff