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A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings eY this is a synthesis of all his previous attempts at clarifying his philosophy it s a combination of Life After God s postmodern religion Hey Nostradamus s terrorism Shampoo Planet s denial of the past and Girlfriend in a Coma s So now let s pretend it s the future what the hell do we do Intentional or not a lot of material in this book including character profiles and dialogues are recycled straight from hisarlier works I couldn t help feeling slightly ripped off for 1350 But it s all very art school isn t it Appropriation as part of postmodernism It works much better when Coupland cleans up his half finished rants and integrates them into a stew of social criticism One thing or perhaps the best thing of all is that Coupland offers hope in his work Not the obvious Bald font 36 Helvetica in your face Obama sort of hope but a subtle hey I know it s shitty now and probably will be shitty because we re surrounded by shitty people and you will most definitely fail and be broken in the process But that s ok Why Because you re here asking that uestion This really shouldn t be called a novel it s a bunch of uotes and thoughts put together loosely bound by a post apocalypse theme Maybe he should just stop pretending and have a list of Tumblr ish ideas and illustrations What was I saying before that I don t remember Oh well This is what the save button is for isn t it PS I love Coupland Unless he screwed it up royally I m not sure how he could go about that I knew this is going to get 45 stars from me Probably because he s such a product of art school yet he went on to satirise its A New Philosophy of History exact nature Now you don t see Damien Hirst or Vito Acconci doing that do you There is something disturbing about writers as intelligent as Douglas Coupland Underneath the brilliant psychological dialogue the haunting charismatic cast of underachievers and the creative plot that is impossible to predict lies writing that is so fresh and honest that it is scary truthful Player One is that book depicting the tale of five characters trapped in a cocktail lounge during a world changingvent The discussion topics humanity vs Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction everythinglse and whether we are worth it Douglas speaks in prophetic voices that are so dark and logical that it is hard not to lose hope in what we are and what we are to become But there is also a sweetness to his apocalypse like the tsunami that is coming i I ve got mixed feelings about the book Neither female character read as completely believable to me and yet they were both far better realized than the men who were mere sketchesHere s partly why Our MC is in an airplane Karen s a little too warm so she undoes two Buttons At The Top Of at the top of dress hoping that if anyone sees her they won t take this as a sign she s a slutSnap poll friends does this accurately describe your thoughts at any time in your life The other
"woman is on the autistic spectrum but this seemed played as a caricature Temperance Brennan on steroidsI did "is on the autistic spectrum but this seemed played as a caricature Temperance Brennan on steroidsI did the narrative structure Lexikon der Medizin-Irrtümer even thend which pissed a lot of people off The connections and xperiences which link the characters were done well The whole xistential pondering thing seemed like it had been pulled off cheesy motivational websites The whole Big Little Man existential pondering thing seemed like it had been pulled off cheesy motivational websitesvery person currently alive there are nineteen dead people who lived before us Maybe that s the whole pointI grew to The Man from Beijing enjoy the book as I got deeper into it and it finished of a 35 for me rounding down for the autistic character view spoiler begging God to send me a sign that this is how it feels to be a woman hide spoiler It s kind of strange that I read Player One in two days before the ten year anniversary of 911 Player One has many parts that I found great and moving parts similar to other books by Coupland I have read This time around it all clicked with me and I was taken back and moved I seem to feel a little less alone when I read a Douglas Coupland novel and have a better grasp on our complex mordern and digitally connected world Read it if you re feelig a little alone and blue and in a mood to think deeply about yourself and our mordern world. Us voice known as Player One Slowlyach reveals their true selves as the world as they know it comes to an n.
Douglas Coupland Ä 0 free readJust another terrific read This is ultimately an xploration on some of the bigger philosophical uestions on life what is this concept of time What happens before we re born and after we die And so on And Coupland does this with his innate lyrical language and his trademark wit The premise of the story is Five people all of whom Understanding Markets and Strategy end up in a Toronto Pearson airport lounge find themselves locked inside the lounge while the world around them implodes Oil prices instantly skyrocket and what follows is a sort of nuclearsue fallout as people lose their goddamn minds over the shortage of oil It s Montana Dreams extremely prophetic in my mind I think Coupland brilliantly satirises thextremes to which humans will go when the world oil supply suddenly dries up and the prices sky rocket Perhaps he Immerwelt - Der Pakt exaggerates the outcome but perhaps not I think he accurately assumes that the dominant religion on the planet are not the religions we commonly think of the dominant religion is the Almighty Dollar And as these five people grapple with this dangerous situation at hand they uestion the larger uestions about life as I suppose we all might at some point when the world inevitably falls apart around us But the topics which could be dark are palatable because he uses humour throughout And Injoy Coupland s humour because it s smart but it s also rather dark at times My type of laugh Anyone who s read my reviews on Coupland know I rave about his writing He s simply a good writer So no remarks thereYann Martel on the back cover of this hardcover version I have blurbs In the future if people are curious about what it was like to live in our times in the arly 21st century they will
do well towell to Douglas Coupland I think this accurately sums up how I feel Recently I stole the soapbox in another person s review of Shampoo Planet to pontificate about my personal reader s theory of Douglas Coupland JPod was the first Coupland novel I read and it is also my favourite W Too bad books don t get remakes like films sometimes do This book deserves one The ideas uestions and characters in this novel are remarkable confrontational and thought provoking and the book is sprinkled with wit and good to know facts Did you know that for very living person there are only 19 dead people But this book is like the Singapore sling Karen is drinking too many ingredients for such a small container 246 Pages is just not nough to offer than a sketch of the issues at hand loneliness social media people wanting their lives to be stories disconnection normalcy the burden of individualism religion oil rapture to name media people wanting their lives to be stories disconnection normalcy the burden of individualism religion oil rapture to name a few Was Coupland in a rush when he wrote this book Or does he think by now we should be able to fill in certain parts for ourselves Aha we re dealing with a father complex here and a midlife crisis there Or did he choose this form to match the content vents and short seuences instead of a complete and Ancestral Voices elaborate storyThe future legend at the back has some brilliantntries such as Rosenwald s theorem the belief that all the wrong people have self And Bid Him Sing esteem If this book had decided to just go ahead and be a novel it would ve been great If it had decided to just go ahead and be a series ofssays on Aristotle Detective (Aristotle existentialism and the transformations and implications of humanity and society it probably would ve been great too Instead it tries to be both and only gets halfway withitherThe book is at first about five people who meet in a hotel bar during a major global crisis They ach get a chance people who meet in a hotel bar during a major global crisis They ach get a chance tell their tales including a mysterious narrator named Player One At this stage the book is very Bringing the Empire Home engaging The characters are all at thresholds of differing types Luke is a pastor who s lost his faith Karen is there to meet an internet hook up Rick is about to hand thousands of dollars over to a celebrity savior and Rachel has finally decided to get pregnant to prove that she s human and it s fun to see the flawed narrator tool used in four different ways their flaws all multiply colored throughveryone lse s yesUnfortunately the global crisis traps them in the hotel bar and. Five disparate people are trapped in an airport lounge during a global disaster Karen waiting for her online They spend the rest of the book all ruminating on life Building the Cold War existence the soul and purpose Even this wouldn t be so badxcept very single character has the same poetic insightful intricate thought processes when they start analyzing what it means to be alive The failed gardenerbartender the MILF the depressed pastor
and ven toeven to Counter-Amores extent the mentally robotic mouse breeder they all use the same cleverly contrived tone of voice to discuss religion society nihilism and the like By thend of the story it is painfully obvious that Dancing at Armageddon every character is nothing than a mouthpiece for our author who at that point has said to heck with it with character development and story and has gone full bore with his philosophizing much of it coming across as little thanrudite thumb twiddling although That May Just Be Because There S may just be because there s darn much of it that it becomes mind numbing after timeThe story almost unforgivably is tied up with a hasty narrative ribbon with one character uite literally Double Jeopardy explainingverything to the reader as if Coupland was bored with the book and just didn t want to bother with actual writing The last fifth of the novel is a glossary of terms that while interesting don t really add to Composition and Literature either the book or the philosophies it analyzes I m not sure what the purpose of this section was some of it is definitely meant to be funny but it didn t do much for meIt s fantastic when a book gets you to think about life deeply and in challenging ways but the best books do this through interesting stories complicated characters and character development and in intricate plotting and planning This book sets up an intriguing premise and then tosses it all aside to giveach character a chance to preach the same basic message of modern disaffection and doubt That s not good writing or good philosophizing It s a lazy Cezanne and Provence example of both trying to wear the other s hat One star for the shot One star for the appendix One star for Coupland s ability to glorify the sadness of humanity One star for God s opinion onvolution One star for sentences like personality is a slot machine and the cherries lemons and bells are your SSRI system your schizophrenic tendency your leftright brain lobalization your anxiety proclivity your wiring glitches your place on the autistic and OCD spectrums and to these we must add the deep level influences of the machines and systems of intelligence that guided your brain into maturity I read this book in French which is dumb because it was written in English originally but I found it in a bookstore and couldn t resist so here we are A lot of terms had me shaking my head in confusion before realizing that the terms had no translation New words don t spread virally in French culture like they do in English language cultures around the globe For instance there s no French translation for MILF the translator used maman sexy which is poor and guts the Dark Voices expression of its acronym funniness New words aside the translation has a good rhythm to it and doesn t bog down the dialogues like many English French translations doThe setting is an airport bar where as fate would have it a mixed bag of people find themselves for various reasons an autistic young woman anx preacher an alcoholic barman As fate would further have it some catastrophe hits it s not properly Contested Reproduction explained and doesn t need to b It s hard to write about any of Coupland s novel because they are much than mere plots and characters smudged together This hits its peak in Player One possibly the clearest manifestation of Couplandism where do we go after Postmodernism When was Generation X published Let s Google that 1991 Will the future generation remember a time when information reuired physical labour Look I can tven get to my review without uoting Coupland this is how much I love him So it has been two decades since his first book and the transition is striking The premise is purer and minimal the characters well defined as he finally ditched using first person narratives no offense Doug but you really aren t a good nough writer for that yet More importantl. Ate; Rick a down on his luck bartender; Luke a pastor on the run; Rachel a cool blonde; and finally a mysterio.