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.
Gen x is every bit as tech saavy as mill. I was in a virtual reality lab fifteen years ago. However we couldn't use our skills at work because it was too outrageous. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CC_dm
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 11 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 12 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 14 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 18 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 on September 30, 2012 by wittywriter