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.
Brilliant look at the era of the early 90's, with us disaffected gen-x'ers sardonically moping around and looking inward towards our too-young-to-be-jaded selves. Read morePublished 2 months ago by dj
Coupland writes about the different generations. The prose helps to create a feel of modernity but it's too casual for my likingPublished 3 months ago by Cheng Yi Chiao
Generation X (of which I am one) has been defined by this book. A lost group who wondered time trying to fit in and find an identity. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dr. Wilson Trivino
A fun take on the slacker generation. Interesting, fabricated terminology and phrases. Overall entertainingPublished 4 months ago by MacGyver Jr.
Read this book before you turn twenty-five.
Douglas Coupland was my first favorite author and this is the book that started it all. Read more
'Generation X' by Douglas Coupland is a disjointed novel about a cynical and sarcastic generation. 'We Didn't Start the Fire' could be its theme song. Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. E. Cooke
This is the story of a handful of Generation X-ers, defined as people born between 1960 and 1980.
In the book three late-twenty somethings - Andy, Claire, and Dag -... Read more
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 7 months ago by addicted to amazon
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 7 months ago by DACHokie