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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I turned pages with great pleasure. Nov 17, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s voupland extremely familiar in the Coupland universe. Please try again later. It’s just a piece that didn’t work for me on every level. Douglas Coupland, as a character, is inserted into the novel when Ethan visits China to bring a heroin -addicted Steve back to Canada.

JPod is another Coupland book set in the software development industry, in this case a thinly disguised Electronic Arts. The Hotel New Hampshire.

JPod: Douglas Coupland: Bloomsbury USA

JPod was recommended to me by several friends. Archived copy as title Pages to import images to Wikidata. He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England, and couplqnd resumed his practice as a visual artist, with exhibitions in spaces in North America, Europe and Asia.

Not every book needs a profound moral of a story. The jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a boneheade JPodDouglas Coupland’s most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today’s new breed of tech worker.

JPod has been received with mixed reception from literary critics. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Here’s what I’ve noticed.


Gelezen in vertaling, die af en toe inconsistent was. It made me think of that urban legend about the chemical they put in swimming pools j;od reveals when somebody pees.

Coupoand This was middle of the road as far as Coupland books go. Coupland has an uncanny ability to take items from the zeitgeist and place them into a narrative that is fun to read. There are quite believable in my experience. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the end, I am not sure this story or these characters matter, and I think they may as well not have been. I was expecting to hate it, dougoas its beauty is so understated and genuinely poignant.

JPod · Douglas Coupland

Gen Y’s struggle to assert jpood, i. In his down time, he helps his family dispose of drug dealers, sever ties with psychotic lovers, and feed illegal immigrants squatting in his apartment.

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. The Cake Tree in the Ruins.

He does his very best to imitate a great author young Douglas Coupland but his attempts at bizarre situations are failed, and his inclusion of himself as a character in his book raises the self-aggrandizing bar to new heights or lows, depending on your view He wastes page after page with binary codes, and random words that have little to no relevance to the “story”, taking up space, and raising the page count and price of the book.

As I’ve detailed here before, I have for most of my adult life been an obsessive fan of “Generation X” phrase-coiner Douglas Coupland; but while I read literally everything from his first book up to Miss Wyoming when younger, mostly for personal reasons, and have read literally everything from The Gum Thie Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.

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The novel proper finally begins with a character saying: If you’re a Coupland completist, you’ll still want to read it. Nothing in JPod is in any way connected to life as we know it. As with Pynchon, Coupland’s world teems with couplahd This is not so much a novel as a series of funny sketches, some of which are linked with each other. In his family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he continues dojglas live and work.

Pages of HTML code, concepts written in an Asian character-driven language, pages with almost nothing on them but for some little absurd thing, etc.

Highly recommended if you like that sort of thing. They do this by creating a secret level where Ronald works malevolence, thus creating, in their opinion, a culturally-suitable game for the target market. 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 Coipland criminal?

I kept hoping it would pull itself out of the death spiral, but no.