Publishers sent me a copy in August, first time I've ever been meh-ed out by Coupland (whose cursory observations usually bring me out in hives of love but not this time).
― edward everett horton hears a who (suzy), Monday, 5 October 2009 08:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
I take it that the story is to Generation X what Jpod was to Microserfs?
― James Mitchell, Monday, 5 October 2009 08:53 (3 years ago) Permalink
i.e. a rewrite with updated references to Facebook and the like.
Argh, jPod gave me a rash, and since then each new Coupland book has been held in my hands briefly in the bookshop before I think "this will be awful" and put it back.
― ein fisch schwimmt im wasser · fisch im wasser durstig (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 5 October 2009 09:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
Bizarre thing about JPod is that the TV series was such an improvement on the book.
― treefell, Monday, 5 October 2009 09:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
anybody get the custom-designed dustjacket?
― DAN P3RRY MAD AT GRANDMA (just1n3), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
Didn't the series have Alan Thicke? I think that was why I was afraid of watching it.
― The ever dapper nicolars (Nicole), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
He was awesome in Jpod.
― James Mitchell, Monday, 5 October 2009 17:42 (3 years ago) Permalink
Generation A left me underwhelmed I have to say. Seemed to start off well and it was a good idea but it just seemed to coast a bit after the first few chapters. Also I wasn't convinced by the characters from different countries, the european guy and the Indian guy were both too stereotypical which irritated me. Fun in places, but overall a bit empty. You know, like life. Ha!
― PC Thug (Ned Trifle II), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 10:36 (3 years ago) Permalink
45 thoughts on the next decade:
Stupid people will be in charge, only to be replaced by ever-stupider people. You will live in a world without kings, only princes in whom our faith is shattered.
We will accept the obvious truth that we brought this upon ourselves.
― kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 October 2010 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
The day Copeland writes a book about the singularity, I'll cry.
― The Ten Things I Hate About Commandments (Abbbottt), Sunday, 10 October 2010 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
Coming to the ritzier neighbourhoods of Vancouver: Coupland's V-POLES.
Operative word in the headline is "may".
― everything, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:40 (1 year ago) Permalink