Friday, December 29, 2006

Generation X by Douglas Coupland

Generation X by Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland is one of my favourite Canadian authors, but I wasn't impressed with this book (the very first one he wrote). I'm glad I didn't read this book first because I may have not tried another of his books.
This one was was about three generation x'ers who are trying to make sense of their lives. One is a romantic, one is a chronic vandalizer, and one is a little depressed. They like to tell each other stories, which makes up the majority of the book. However there really isn't any plot! Yes some of it was funny, and some of the stories were interesting, but the rest just seemed like filler to seperate the stories. Maybe I just didn't get it because I'm not a Generation Xer.
Pick up Microserfs before you pick up this one.



1 comment:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Exactly! It WAS my first Coupland and ... I've never read him again.

I still don't get what all the fuss was about, either.