On a snowy Friday night in , just hours after making love for the first time, Richard’s girlfriend, high school senior Karen Ann McNeil, falls. On a snowy Friday night in , just hours after making love for the first time, Richard’s girlfriend, high school senior Karen Ann McNeil, falls into a coma. Nicholas Lezard on Douglas Coupland’s best yet: Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland pp, Flamingo, £ Sat 14 Nov
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Douglas Coupland has the ability to always write about the same thing, yet always end up with something different. I’m very happy I finally got around to reading it, and I would definitely read his other books the current ones at least. Now that the book has been in the public domain for a while, that’s not such a problem any more. Rate this book – very good douglxs not so good poor very poor. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
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What if she were to wake up decades later – a year-old girl in a distant future, a future where the world has gone dark? To me, this aspect is quite fascinating as a thought experiment; in other words, I think missing seventeen years of my life and waking up to a new world would be a mix of excitement and curiosity—what would I miss?
Published March 1st by ReganBooks first published January 1st Whilst the concept within Girlfriend in a Coma is undoubtedly of interest, I did not feel as though the novel was quite as well realised as it could have been. Girlfriend in a Coma – Douglas Coupland. However, the author dropped the ball at this point and the ending was crap.
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The title, a Smiths song title, was chosen because “It’s clearly descriptive of the book, but it’s also a little salute to those points in my life when I was melting down to soundtracks provided by British gloom rockers.
I even went into the Gap once.
Is it because Coupland also lived in Japan and Hawai’i, makes himself crazy extrapolating what our current patterns of consumption will mean environmentally, or so shrewdly id’s, adores and impugns middle class suburban life and its children that make me love his writing? Alas, he also slaps a concluding cima onto the novel. The story has a group of friends left at the end of the world to try and figure out what voupland wrong and how they can survive.
Girlfriend in a Coma Title: Having three books already published on Kindle I think I know what I’m talking about. I am sure that there are many for whom this book is wonderful yet, for one, I cannot understand those plaudits nor the acclaim with which Douglas Coupland is held. And two points for Coupland for the Morrissey, the Smiths, and X-files references.
At times I was unsure whether or not I had been transported to a parallel universe where all books were shallow, yet supposedly deep, self-mocking, yet pretentiously inspired with wit and contemporary humour I personally didn’t get to know enough about any of the characters to care about them.
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Choices still existed, but they were no longer infinite. Without giving away too much plot, The first half of this book was a really interesting and well-written novella about loss, grief, and loneliness and the rippling impact of tragedy. Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Trivia About Girlfriend in a Coma. I might have a ‘problem’ when it comes to my voracious reading Her astonishment– which suggests a 20th-century, substance-abusing Rip Van Winkle–dominates the second half of the novel, and gives Coupland free reign to muse about time, identity, and the meaning if any of the impending millennium.
I’m still an optimistic person, with strong morals and convictions.
The small, the magnificent, the screaming clarity of being alive, really alive. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Douvlas, I wish I’d known to read this in high school, or early college, when this sort of post-apocalyptic fantasy and wide-eyed philosophical meandering would have probably appealed to me a lot more.
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I know it’s serious
In a book about a group of aimless friends who fall apart after their friend goes into an inexplicable coma at 17, we see the end of the world. In the UKThe Guardian described the book as Coupland “becoming extraordinary” 25 April and The Times as “a disturbing, thought-provoking and moving novel. Ask questions, no, screech questions out loud — while kneeling in front of their electric dougas at Safeway, demanding other citizens ask questions along with you — while chewing up old textbooks and spitting the words onto downtown, sidewalks — outside the Planet Hollywood, ccoupland the stock exchange, and outside the Gap.
The book is divided into three parts. Not only is this a rare case in society, but to add to that, Karen wakes up with a premonition. As she recovers, the world ends. The rest just had me like “Why am I even reading this?