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One he meets including agents of the US government which results in him being grounded at a Military Base And Forced To base and forced to nact a dance from Billy Elliot before a crowdIn the course of a ridiculous non plot that includes a plan to drop an atomic bomb to destroy the Pacific Trash Vortex Raymond takes some trips via Ecstasy and his severe macadamia nut allergy gets thrown off the island by some prudish natives develops fixations on a Cure T shirt and a certain piece of red plastic finds himself reduced to infantilism by his dreadful mother struggles not to have a crush on his long lost teenage daughter rips some flesh off of a former lover and delivers a lovely Lehrbuch Der Physiologie exposition on the merits of sheep shagging He likes to think he is a cross between Jason Bourne action hero and James Bond lady s man but in fact he is a patheticxcuse for a human beingHave I made any of this sound funny I sincerely hope not I don t think I laughed once The occasional aside describing an airplane meal as a croissant stuffed by careless chimps or England as the land of tea and hard to digest food raised a smile but I was so numbed by the awfulness of the rest
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the book I wasn t in any mood for jokesThe germ of this novel appeared in Dave Eggers s McSweeney s magazine where Coupland tried to pass it off as a revival of an ancient Chinese genre known as biji or notebook This form Coupland notes can contain anecdotes uotations random musings philological speculations literary criticism and anything that the author deems worth recording Don t buy it the only thing structurally interesting about the book is the footnotes and these constitute nothing but a gimmicky poor imitation of David Foster WallaceI don t have a problem with bad language sexual perversion or gross out poop scenes Heck I Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. even wrote a whole article in praise of the ongoing presence of scatology in literature My response is not that of a prude or an uptight religious nut But still I feel I should issue the warning that this book is filthy You will feel in need of brain bleach when you finishIt s not as if I m not looking for saccharine niceness when I read novels I d be just as happy reading anpic tragedy as a satisfying happy Sexy, Healthy, Food - 25 Clean-eats, Gluten-free Recipes endingI m only asking for a little redeeming sweetness some small fragment of meaning and humanity And that s just not present hereAs Raymondxplains about Survival You re Marketing Excellence 3 either into this show or you re not It s binary I m afraid I m definitely not into this novel and if this is the direction Coupland is taking I m not sure I ll pick up another of his books for some time to come. Reenact the Angry Dance from the movie Billy Elliot and finds himself at the centre of a nuclear war We also meet Raymond's upwardly failing sidekick Neal as well as Raymond'sx wife Fiona herself an atomic bomb of pain Even though he really puts the anti in anti hero you may find Raymond Gunt an oddly likeable character. .of the book
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fan but am starting to think that his best years are behind him I hope I am wrong but this book was awful How it got past the publisher I don t know If anyone reads this and likes it you will have to tell me why because I can t find any redeeming ualities in it Don t waste your time with this too many other books to read Worst Novel Ever Not uite but still irredeemably awful If you were to imagine Martin Amis and Lionel Shriver at their absolute nastiest then throw in all the gratuitous profanity and crudely sexual material you could possibly think of you d have some idea of how utterly unlikable this book isI ve somehow managed to read six Coupland novels now without YARN Essentials ever becoming a fan That said I think The Gum Thief delightful I included it in a list of my favoritepistolary novels and JPod unforgettable ven if only for the marzipan staplerProfessor Andrew Tate of Lancaster University in the UK is one of my personal literary gurus and happens to have written a terrific work of appreciation Douglas Coupland I can certainly recognize the literary ualities he cites there For instance Coupland s characters are fugitives from the story of middle class aspiration hoping to forge a new identity Coupland is a sharp critic of the alleged sterility and blandness of suburban lifewarning against the anaesthetic ualities of contemporary Western life And Generation X 1991 Microserfs 1995 and Girlfriend in a Coma read like postmodern jeremiads against the xcesses of the age prompted by loathing for a mindless and corrupt commodity culture All the same I am skeptical of Coupland there is something too facile about his slick postmodern trendiness and because his books are so much a product of their time I sense that they will not Black on Blonde euate to lasting achievement Nonetheless I havenjoyed some of his previous The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece effortsven when they trail off into wishy washiness Worst Person Ever though is an American Nietzsche entirely different storyOur narrator is Raymond Gunt no prizes for guessing what that rhymes with a London based cameraman whosex wife has promised him a job filming the latest series of Survival on Kiribati Let s see What happens next He fights with a homeless guy Neal the only character I d rescue from this novel s apocalypse then hires him as his assistant on the flight from hell He Manages To Both manages to both offend some minders of disabled children and torment a morbidly obese man who conveniently drops dead of a heart attack Gunt s foul mouth and raunchiness get him on the bad side of absolutely Art, Culture, and Cuisine every. Ng pile of pure id He's a B unit cameraman whonters an amusing downward failure spiral that takes him from London to Los Angeles and then on to an obscure island in the Pacific where a major American TV network is shooting a Survivor style reality show Along the way Gunt suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment is forced to. I can t uite decide whether I ve grown out of Douglas Coupland or he just isn t anywhere near as good as he used to be Way back when I loved Microserfs was pretty keen on Girlfriend In a Coma and Berlioz and His Century even kind of appreciated Shampoo Planet But recently I found The Gum Thief unremarkable and wasn t at all sure what the point of JPod wasAnd whi Coupland has you falling out of your chair laughing with this one It s dirty and filthy with just the right amount of artsydge to it that you will want to pick this up again like I did for a second go of itWorst Person EverThis is a story about a man with a load of self respect but only he has that respect for himself No one Aristotles Rhetoric else shares itHis name is Raymond GuntYes I said Gunt please don t make the mistake that others have made and pronounced his last name another wayyou know which way I m talking about Raymond is a b unit cameraman who thinks he is the bees knees and God s gift to just aboutverything One day he is approached by his x wife Fiona who ishow can I say this without offending not Raymond s biggest fan She is a bigwig for a television company and she finds the time to not Raymond s biggest fan She is a bigwig for a television company and she finds the time to poor Raymond s life with a slew of degrading assignmentsDon t feel too bad though Raymond is a dick He makes fun of just about verybody and verything The reader is also introduced to another character by the name of Neal who is down right hilariousThe character interaction throughout the novel will have to busting at the sides though you should know this book is not for the politically correct Coupland goes for the gold with his nasty humour in Worst Person Ever Some bashing but not all covers fat humour sexist humour and the worst in my opinion Bu uel Syndrome humorIndeed this is not classic Coupland but I am happy to see the lengths to which he is going for a cheap laugh This book in no way compares to his previous masterful works such as JPOD All Families are Psychotic Miss Wyoming Elenore Rigby and those are only a few He has lots of others that will make you feel things nice and *soft new puppy type of thingsI remember reading Microsurfs and almost crying my yes out * new puppy type of thingsI remember reading Microsurfs and almost crying my Colored Property eyes out that book it was touching So this one comes along and WHAM there goes all the touchy feely goodness that Doug has built up in his previous years and now we get a nasty raunchy hell of a good time with Worst Person Ever I also heard that he based his character Raymond Gunt on someone who he has recently worked with Take THAT whoever you areFive stars all the way for Worst Person Ever Worst Book Ever I can t remember hating a book as much as I hated this Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy side splittingly funny and unforgettable new novel his first full length work of fiction in four years Worst Person Ever is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value Raymond Gunt in the words of the author is a living walking talking hot steami.coupland fan but