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.
'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 24 days 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 12 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 13 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 15 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 19 months ago by Dame Marjorie Chardin