JPod. Fiction · A lethal joyride into today’s new breed of technogeeks, Coupland’s forthcoming novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. “JPod” is, remarkably, the geek-culture chronicler Douglas Coupland’s ninth novel since his debut, “Generation X.” It is a work in which his. Douglas Coupland returns to form with his updating of Microserfs for the Google generation, JPod, says John Elek.

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JPodDouglas Coupland’s most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today’s new breed of tech worker. As the book progresses, you can’t help but shake your head at Coupland’s boldness and unashamedne It’s been a while since I’ve read this book, so npod see how well this goes. Polaroids from the Dead Lara’s Book: This is a pretty funny book about being a computer programmer with family problems.

The six jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a bone-headed marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Glimpses of the Moon. Lists with This Book. Both authors wrote allegedly generation defining novels, copuland love t When I bought this book, I was with Katie and she was buying a copy of Less Than Zero and I said, “In my head, Douglas Coupland dougglas Bret Easton Ellis are the same writer” and she said, “That makes no sense.

The jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a boneheade JPodDouglas Coupkand most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today’s new breed of tech worker. May 02, Nicola rated it liked it Shelves: In the high school metaphor, Chuck Palahniuk is the guy who gets way too much enjoyment from biology class frog dissection.


The dialogue was trivial. Coupland novels tend to make me cry. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. I wasn’t left with any kind of strong emotional connection to any of the characters. But JPod is npod a doubt his strongest, best-observed novel since Microserfsto which it is a kind of sequel.

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The JPod staff are required to insert a turtle character based on Jeff Probst into the skateboard game that they are developing as ‘BoardX’. But this one made me laugh. The This was middle of the road as far as Coupland books go. The same can be said for Coupland’s Jpod. Sep 03, Marcus rated it did not like it. But compared to Eleanor Rigby? It’s not a bad trope, but it’s still a trope Garden Stateanyone?

Girlfriend In A Coma is the worst, but Microserfs also makes me sob.

Like Watson is to Sherlock Holmes. It is my opinion that this is a very good book. These involve an improbable supporting cast including a ballroom-dancing Chinese gangster, Ethan’s pot-growing, philandering mother and jpos a supercilious writer called Douglas Coupland, who Douglaa consults in his quest for self-definition. Coupland seems to have a very loyal and dedicated following, especially from people of particular generations.

Even when they’re at work, the bulk of their energy is spent devising ways to distract themselves from actually doing anything.

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This literary genre is defined by a three-part division consisting of different styles and lacking definitive structure. This is all a vessel for Coupland’s tricksiness – I used to love his flashy nonsense, but this time I was completely underwhelmed.

But first, Katie here is going to tell us about this Friday’s Jeans Day, to be followed by a ten-minute muffin break.

The npod with writing jpid so zeitgeisty is that within 10 years your books is going to be very, very dated. I was hoping for a return to the good old days of Microserfs but all this read did was lead me to wonder if Microserfs was as good as I imagined coupoand to be at the time when I was, er, 24, and looking forward to a life of exciting employment in the software industry.


Also I don’t know what that closet case Michelangel is thinking with that naked David guy, but Jesus, clamp a diaper onto him pronto. Also by Douglas Coupland.

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JPod has been received with mixed reception from literary critics. They do this by creating a secret level where Ronald works malevolence, thus creating, in their opinion, a culturally-suitable game for the target market. Ethan Jarlewski is the douhlas main character and narratorwho spends more time involved with his work than with his dysfunctional family. If we live in a culture, we contribute to the culture for all its ills.

If you’re a Coupland completist, you’ll still want to read it. They decide to corrupt the game with a rogue clown demon, stopping work only to deal with incestuous sexual emergencies, lesbian cult members, and the suspicious abduction of a recently appointed superior.

JPod finds itself in a digital world where technology is everything and the human mind is couplanr of focusing on just one task. Nothing, at least, that should be taken particularly seriously. It’s sarcastic, witty, satirical, and outlandish.

Actually, with Palahniuk they make a great trio of shifty bundles of internalized homophobia.