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a brief jPod review


Sunday, June 25th, 2006 — 7:36pm PDT
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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. I’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?) I’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)

EDIT:
“Congratulations! You’ve won 2 tickets to the CBC Radio Studio One Book
Club with Douglas Coupland, Monday, June 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at
Vancouver Community College!” SWEEEEEETTT!!!!

4 comments

  1. gusgreeper says:

    are you going to see him tomorrow at chatpers on robson??????????

  2. Miss604 says:

    yeahhhhh! i wanna, maybe i’ll see if john can line up uber-early and hold a place for me.

    “In Person: Douglas Coupland
    Chapters Robson & Howe, Vancouver
    Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00pm

    Meet Douglas Coupland, the bestselling author of Generation X, as he signs copies of his new novel, JPod.”

  3. Jenny says:

    ohh, let’s go !

  4. Jenny says:

    Oh, and totally unrelated…I love Dallas Green. Wanna go see him in August, Malkin bowl??

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