Okay so at a certain point in the book the whole ‘world’ that i had created in my mind – the whole image the book created… was flipped upside down. The daily lives of the characters get flipped around a lot but that’s pretty much the norm throughout. This affected me as the reader – as well as the main character. For me, this happened at one specific point about 200 pages in. I expressed my confusion and annoyance regarding this ‘flip’ on the podcast last week.
Welllll….. despite all that, I have to say that i finished jPod this afternoon on Third Beach and… it’s good. Iâ€™m not jumping for joy but I do like it A LOT. It’s relatable to me, the characters are interesting, it’s SO Vancouver and yet it still manages to be completely out of this world — taking you to the sweatshops of China and back to the Willingdon off-ramp of the #1.
Overall impression/rank (being a Coupland lover?) Iâ€™d have to say 8/10. Of course I’m going to make John read it, not so much because it’s Coupland or Vancouverish, mostly cause it’s totally geeky – we dig geeky.
btw, I’m a folder, not a crumpler.
(amazon) (john’s podcast)
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