Douglas Coupland coined the term "Generation X" with this novel.
Sometimes latent consternation and cynicism appears between the lines with these characters more than they are presented in an explicit way.
I love the idea of living my life through a story, because we all want our lives to have meaning.
I love this book I've read it a countless times this is like my 6 th copy I've loaned out them out many time they never seem to return so I bought this one to have once I read it... Read morePublished 4 days ago by jacob skinner
As a fellow Gen Xer, I found a degree of humor in Douglas Coupland’s novel about three lost souls trying find some sort of meaning to their aimless lives. Read morePublished 5 days ago by DACHokie
Wow, talk about reading a book at the right time in your life. If you’re in your twenties, fresh out of college, and in that phase where you’re trying to get your life sorted out,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by BookishMatters
This book is over 20 years old, but still applies to my generation in some ways as well (I was born in 1990 which was when this book was likely written). Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael Dulin
Even though I am not myself a member of Generation X, I can relate to the generation, and satire and angst expressed in this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jeff Commissaris
I cannot exist without this book--even though I'm not of Generation X, this book could not be more applicable to growing up in the modern age. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dame Marjorie Chardin
Back in 1989 a little known Canadian writer called Douglas Coupland (pronounced Copeland), took off for the Californian desert city of Palm Springs to write a handbook for the post... Read morePublished 23 months ago by wittywriter
Coupland's conception of an "x generation" -- elucidated as happening in Japan, where the narrator has spent some time, and then extrapolated as a parallel on the North American... Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by Crabby McGrouchpants