JPod. Fiction · A lethal joyride into today’s new breed of technogeeks, Coupland’s forthcoming novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. “JPod” is, remarkably, the geek-culture chronicler Douglas Coupland’s ninth novel since his debut, “Generation X.” It is a work in which his. Douglas Coupland returns to form with his updating of Microserfs for the Google generation, JPod, says John Elek.

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Review: JPod by Douglas Coupland | Books | The Guardian

We all have those goofy moments at work when we wondered ‘why are we are here for this ‘ or foupland I need all my education for this? He is also a visual artist and sculptor, furniture designer and screenwriter, as well as the foupland of Souvenir of Canada and its sequel, Souvenir of Canada 2. No one loves Shampoo Planet. In the end, I am not sure this story or these characters matter, and I think they may as well not have been. I slunk into the BoardX meeting where Steve, Gord-O, and staff from the loftiest perches of the food chain were still trying to nail the essence of Jeff the Charismatic Turtle.

Instead of finding the strange digressions distracting, the reader bounces around a lively story full of entertaining, and somehow relevant tangents. I could see the carbon dioxide pumping in and out of everyone’s nose and mouth – it was purple.

May 16, Douglqs Buy. He lives and works in Vancouver.

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According to page numbering, I am exactly half way through, and decided that I’ve given it enough time Here’s what I’ve noticed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One star was generous, trust me.


Stay in Touch Sign up. It was self-referential, pretentious, and loaded with pop-culture references. Some years ago I read Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs and liked it — it was a penetrating look into the lives of IT workers, told through fictional but clearly based-on-life characters. Dec 14, Jason Pettus rated it liked it Shelves: Some felt it is just an unsuccessful update of Microserfs, with no added substance, while others enjoyed its entertaining style and satire.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Set inthe book explores the strange and unconventional everyday life of the main character, Ethan Jarlewski, and his team of video game programmers whose last names all begin with the letter ‘J’. Eleanor Rigby completely, completely blew me away.

Looking for More Great Reads? Douvlas 17, Joel Bradshaw rated it really liked it Recommended coupalnd Joel by: Still, it makes me twitch a little. Nov 17, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eleanor Rigby was a tragicomic marvel, told by one of “all those lonely people” as she watches her long-lost son slowly die.

Growing Up Ethnic in America. There’s a lot to love about this book, and some things that are not so great.

So what if the main character’s Mom is growing and selling weed, Dad is dating his son’s classmates, and his boss is being manipulated by a billionaire Asian criminal?

In this book he’s almost making those anxieties into absurd hyperbole. The biji style is used as a visual representation of life with its interruptions and conflicting demands on attention.

JPod is an avant-garde novel of six young adults, whose last names all begin with the letter ‘J’ and who are assigned to the same cubicle pod by someone in human resources through a computer glitchworking at Neotronic Arts, a fictional Burnaby -based video game company. I didn’t get that. Stay tuned for my thoughts Follow me on the blog!


JPod by Douglas Coupland

The Splendor Before the Dark. Coupland seems to have a very loyal and dedicated following, especially from people of particular generations. It’s also extremely familiar in the Coupland universe.

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His stay-at-home mother runs a successful marijuana grow-op which allows his father to abandon his career and work as a futile movie extra.

There are at least 5 plot points raised over the course of the book that are left completely unresolved. Glimpses of the Moon. There are quite believable in my experience. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book, so we’ll see how well this goes. Oct 30, Michael Livingston rated it it was ok. The main character is the son of a mother who kills a biker and buries the body in her basement; later, with his mother, he holds up and robs another group of bikers.

It is my opinion that this is a very good book.

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Still 4-stars, solely on the basis of well developed characters and first rate geek humor. For me, as I read the book, I literally felt like Foupland was wasting my time. The novel proper finally begins with a character saying: This book is full of self-absorbed pretension. This is a funny book that can be taken lightly with great humor.

JPodDouglas Coupland’s most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today’s new breed of tech worker.