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The new novel from Douglas Coupland is not as some lazy reviewers who think they re being original and witty would ave you believe the Worst Book Ever Oh Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos hispanoamericanos how they mustave patted themselves on the back and given self Broken Bear hi fives when they came up with that one It is actually a brilliantly funny assault on contemporary western civilisation through the eyes of someone who just might be one of the biggest bastards in modern fictionOffensive man acts offensivelyis karma appears to be in the toilet Enna Burning he s unnaturally angry and so very completely correct about the thingse verbally assaults The challenge in reading about an awful person is usually to read beyond the brash exterior the despicable actions etc and find entertainment in the prose something that a large number of sensitive souls struggle with But with Worst Person Ever Coupland takes things a step further Hatter he is not only entertaining you withis skilful choice of words whilst making astute and witty observations Paint the Wind he forces you to acknowledge that you are Raymond Gunt you may not scream these obscene statements out loud but I know you ve all thought them at the very least I feel certain that your realisation of this fact willeavily contribute to you calling it the worst novel ever not many sensitive souls out there want to face up to their inner self after allCoupland doesn t Wayne hide anything fromis readers The Perfect Resume he shows you exactlyow offensive things are going to be from page one the universe delivered unto me a searing The Centurion Code hot kebab of vasectomy leftovers drizzled in donkey jizz is followed by referring tois ex wife as a leathery cumdump and if you re too stupid to check out at this point you re setting yourself up for 300 pages of Antropologia da Criança hurt complete with my favourite rant of the lot I seriously wish thate Air Terisak Membelah Batu had spentis entire childhood being serially arse raped by teachers scoutmasters members of the clergy relatives policemen doctors door to door salesmen and all registered sex offenders within a 500 mile radius of Canned his unprotected bedroom Raymond Gunt is your modern everyman as far as I m concerned and Douglas Coupland nailsim perfectly Worst Book Ever I can t remember GIFTED--2005 POETRY COLLECTION hating a book as much as Iated this one I would ave given it a zero if I could ave I am a Lisa and David Today huge Coupland fan but I am starting to think thatis best years are behind Clinton, Inc. him Iope 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 Dvorak Keyboard 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 In 2009 Douglas Coupland s short story Survivor was published in McSweeney s 31 and featured a cameraman on a tropical island filming a Survivor esue reality show who discovers that nuclear waras erupted in the outside world and that they on this island in the middle of nowhere could be the last remaining descendants of The Muslim Masquerade humanity turning their survival reality show into a reality of survival The story clearly stayed with Coupland because 4 years latere s developed the short story into a full length novel Worst Person Ever And as good as the short story was the novel is even better in fact I would say it s the Funniest Novel Of The Year Raymond Gunt is a B unit cameraman who gets a gig on the reality show Survival which starts shooting shortly on the small island nation of Kiribati in the middle of the Pacific Ocean Ray doesn t know it yet but e s about to instigate nuclear armageddon and it all starts when e picks a fight with a How to Heal Your Body homeless man called Neal and ends with aybrid piece of cutlery Ray is also a despicable person who treats everyone like something The Book of Revelation he stepped in thinks only ofimself in every instance and is a sleazy Naughty Bedtime Stories (Naughty Bedtime Series Book 2) hateful miserable middle aged man ande thinks Practical Prinkery he s a decent bloke And actually as a protagoniste is a fully engaging completely fascinating person even if The Problem of the Puer Aeternus (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, 87) he is a swine you can telp but love The Art of Not Breathing his misadventures But I don t want to make you think thate does anything truly Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery heinous that goes too far becausee s endlessly likeable Think of characters like Flashman or Blackadder Ray is like them in nearly every way bungling A Peoples Tragedy his way through things and somehow making out ok in the end Kind of Because Rayas ideously bad luck which makes for one ell of an entertaining read for us the readers Ray s lengthy journey from London to Kiribati consumes much of the novel as Deadly Fallout (Red Stone Security, he andis faithful companion Neal the former omeless man turned personal assistant take numerous planes to reach the island but pretty much everything that can go wrong does go wrong for Ray and the disastrous travel arrangements become the stuff of classic comedy I should also mention that despite being omeless Neal is incongruously sexually attractive to all women On their flight out to LA Ray is booked in business class and Neal in coach but after the first of many mishaps with customs the tickets get switched and Ray winds up in a middle seat in coach between some Bunuel children basically special needs kids who scream constantly After enduring enough screams and clothing stains Ray eads to business class where e finds Neal sat next to Cameron Diaz sharing champagne and flirtations with Devils Gate her This is the beginning of some superbly put together misanthropic statements from Ray who calls Neal a fecal scented golem and the stewardess who tries to throwim out lady ctly mcrazorpanties leading to what you would expect would The Old Myers Place (Halloween, happen when you verbally assault a stewardess in a post 911 world But in the next planee does manage to get a first class seat leading to this brilliant passage As I settled in a gratifying phalanx of the babbling poor began scuttling past back towards the fartulent rabbit warren of coach It was all I could do not to stick out my leg and trip these fking losers but knowing that I ad the power to do so was all it took to make me glow inwardly and refrainFirst class filled up bit by bit Nice enough looking lot most likely took a bath before coming to the airport not on the dole or whatever it s called in the States aven t yet sold their children to work in thrice a day stage showings of burro sex If you didn t enjoy that passage this novel simply isn t for you Ray remains a prickly but fiercely elouent narrator throughout the story who remains at odds with nearly everyone Jack Glass he meets and vice versa With the one exception of Neal who despite consistent abuse from Ray remains cheerfully upbeat and stands or less alongsideim In fact their relationship and Ray s vitriolic verbiage Neal less than a week ago your entire physical being resembled a dag anging from a sheep s ahole reminded me a lot of the TV series Blackadder with Ray as Blackadder and Neal as Baldrick albeit a sexually charged Baldrick though no less smelly Which is to say that Coupland manages to replicate one of the greatest comedy couplings ever and actually make them as funny if not so with fresh unexplored scenarios and no limits on adult material One of these ingenious scenarios appens later on the way to Kiribati when they approach a remote island in the Pacific controlled by the US Military called Wake Island Ray is asked to close Me Write Book his blinds on the approach to landing and refuses going so far as to say in Morse code try and make me lower my blinds you fking American cts which leads to a punishment that s both cruel and unusual re enacting the angry dance from Billy Elliott in front of the entire island s personnel and includes a link to a Youtube video of that scene that I imagine will be useful for those reading the e book version of this Otherighlights in the book include an amazing discussion on the merits of Cosmological Enigmas hypotheticallyaving sex with either goats or sheep a dare to steal a skin tag from an unsuspecting crew member the mysteries of the red plastic brilliant imaginary letters from Ray to the reader and The Gods and a At Hells Gate hilarious list of spam ingredients that include unsold Shrek DVDs broken dreams and kittens with mittensAnd speaking of spamere s a passage from the novel describing spam which I loved I sat down on the floor and opened a sample can of God s Meat with its little key Its clear jelly bits soaked up a ray of sun coming through a plastic roof vent Fking marvellous like the beginning of the universe really Subtle beige chunks of tallow surrounded by pinkish grey mystery tissue fine Roman marble As much as I ve talked a lot about the novel s contents it contains much much and these details are just the tip of an inspired comedy iceberg I Never Goodbye (Albany Boys, haven t even mentionedow the teasing of a victim of Homeland Security by Ray inexplicably leads to nuclear armageddon or ow a vintage t shirt of The Cure and the misspelling of Harry Potter somehow become overly important plot points in the story Fans of Coupland will recognise is famous footnotes wittily explaining esoteric mentions by the characters a plot device seen as far back as Hunted by Herne (Otherkind Kink: Horned Gods, his first novel Generation X which also riffed on an end of the world scenario and Coupland sumour from books like Microserfs All Families Are Psychotic and jPod is Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society here but amplified far beyond what you d expect This is a book where I was constantly smiling as I read it and literally crying with laughter in some scenes Worst Person Everas an amazingly uniue narrative voice in Raymond Gunt who thinks things like Christ On the First Night of Christmas how do people manage not to shag their own kids when embraced byis attractive teenage daughter Emma but importantly just thinks it and doesn t do anything further so it s ok to still like P.S. Im Pregnant him The rest of the varied cast are incredible fromis viper like TV exec former wife with a grudge against im is self involved disturbing mother the brilliant Neal and a revolving door of female characters whom Ray tries often unsuccessfully to get off with at inappropriate times much to the disgust of their boyfriendsIt s a superbly written story that s well paced and never boring Cult Science Fiction Films hysterically funny and genuinely inspired It s a novel you ll want to force on people not for its message or anything else beyond the fact that it s so damn entertaining that it ll make anyone want to put down every other form of media to consume it Worst Person Ever isn t just the funniest novel of the year or maybe the best book of Coupland s career but Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy side splittingly funny and unforgettable new novelis first full length work of fiction in four years Worst Person Ever is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful Crime and Punishment human being with absolutely no redeeming social value Raymond Gunt in the words of the author is a living walking talkingot steami.
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Hings in those pages that could mark someone the wrong way But if you approach this novel with an open mind you can actually see the likeability of Raymond even through Sailor Moon Episode Lists hisard outer shell and outward persona I was able to see a lot of myself in Attentions Throbbing him which I found surprising Heas many redeemable ualities I think this book s sweet spot was shining a spotlight on the insecurities of certain people and Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, how those insecurities manifest For Raymonde puts on a tough outer shell but on the inside e as emotions and feelings like the rest of us He feels shame and embarrassment and even guilt Happiness and jealousy It s all there It s a reminder that even though someone may appear one way on the outside they may be completely different on the insideWhat I loved about the ending was that it all worked out for Raymond For me the lesson Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version here was that we may all be going through awful things in our own lives but in the end its all going to be okay Great literature teaches you something about yourself and this book taught me to take a deep breath relax and realise it s all going to work out in the end On the writing Coupland is a rare talent sheesh that man can write a sentence I flew through the pages constantly on my toes wondering what theeck was going to Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity happen next His writing is fluid almost inhumanely so The novel runs through your mind like you re watching it on the big screenCoupland is one of those authors that deserves a broader audience thane The Doughboys has I can t wait to read another one ofis books This book is a work of artI say this knowing that Douglas Coupland is as much an artist as 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] he is a writer It shows inis novels His works very deliberately play with the same themes and variations across the decades Having read and enjoyed the majority of Futurity his novels it sard not to see all the recurring character types set pieces and plot elements Microserfs and JPod riff on the cognitive dissonance of the software industry while Generation A Girlfriend in a Coma and Player One toss unlikely groups of people together to ride out visions of apocalypse Now with Worst Person Ever Coupland takes aim at this familiar territory setting out once again to shock and aweThat s what I mean when I call Worst Person Ever a work of art it is an offensive and perhaps shocking book but deliberately so As the title and cover copy promise Raymond Gunt is a terrible person And the profanity It s not just your everyday run of the mill profanity of F bombs and the like no Coupland delivers crude imagery on the order of the universe delivered unto me a searing Ouija in Suburbia hot kebab of vasectomy leftovers drizzled in donkey jizz That s from the second page by the way He s up front about what this book is like Thanks a lot CouplandSo for me reading Worst Person Ever was like staring at those types of photos or paintings that you know are trying to provoke you I spent six years working at an art gallery which provides me with exactly nothing in the way of ualification or expertise to discuss art But I saw a good many exhibitions come and go along the way and while visual art does not push my buttons the way literature does Iave some sense of Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism how and why artists use visual media to provoke the audience For these artists art must go beyond the aesthetic must be about than form and function and beauty Art can offend to educate and to inculcate a desire to uestion and learnSome people just won t get it They ll look at the donkey jizz kebab of page two and really page two only goes downhill from there the words leathery cumdump also make an appearance and if that doesn t make themit the eject button then the coke tinged profanity laced conversation between Raymond and Lenora his ex wife Fiona that comprises the remainder of the chapter would definitely set them running These are the people who see offensive art only for its offensive ualities and don t stop to uestion why it s trying to be offensive Worst Person Ever is not for themThe journey of Raymond Gunt is an incredibly unlikely even nonsensical one It involves twists of fate and reversals that would please the playwrights of the sixteenth century and the sudden introduction or redaction of characters at a speed that would make soap opera writerseads spin Raymond makes it to ground zero of an atomic bomb detonation which very nearly touches off another one of Coupland s apocalypses When Caz Sanatı he makes it back to civilization an island in Kiribati where they are filming a reality TV showe finds Desire Sensibility himself stuck in a drama that should be a reality TV showThe situations in which Coupland s characters find themselves are almost always implausible no matter the novel His writing is always on the precipice of the surreal It s in this liminal space that Coupland excels at mirroring and critiuing contemporary culture Replete with pop culture referencesis novels are always steeped in the presentThis is problematic from a posterity point of view Topical novels always run the risk of burning brightly in their era before fading swiftly I m not sure we should be so uick to judge owever simply because there are plenty of now classic books that were probably considered or still are considered topical for their times and that ave their own albeit subtle types of pop culture reference Reading a book from a previous era will always be in some ways an exercise in cultural anthropology In this sense I don t think Coupland is much worse off than another writer Worst Person Ever also ameliorates the situation through periodic asides that explain in the form of asides that mimic the most sardonic of Wikipedia articles These certainly The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green helped me since some of the references date to before I was bornCoupland seems interested in probing the transition zone between fake and genuine in our culture What makes people fake to one another rather than genuine Are we ever really genuine or do we always put on some kind of act to get what we want whether it s sex a job or simply a piece of red plasticRaymond is particularly critical of the disposable and processed artifacts of our culture With faux British snobberye and Neal pan the preservative laden food they find in American airports They don t actually eat a ealthy meal for most of the novel subsisting mainly on packages of macadamia nuts to which Raymond is violently allergic Similarly Raymond laments the seemingly arbitrary rules imposed by travel and federal authorities with regards to alcohol consumption rules that never seem to bother or inconvenience others just imNeal on the other Practicing History hand never seems inconvenienced by anything Plucked from a life on the streets by Raymond to beis personal assistant read slave Neal soon proves to be irresistible to women and far successful than Raymond Unlike our cameraman protagonist Neal is unassuming and euanimous He takes life as it comes and it seems that going with the flow leaves im appier and better adjusted than Raymond who is like a cat unwilling to do anything that someone else wants it to do even if it would like that thingWitnessing the story unfold is rather like watching a cartoon through a series of increasingly funky funhouse mirrors It starts off innocently enough with Raymond landing the job on the reality TV show Before the Some Thing Black halfway point whethere and Neal will ever get to Kiribati starts looking like a dubious propositionYou would think that with McClellans Other Story his penchant for poking at pop culture Coupland would ride the reality TV tropeard He only indulges once or twice though There s a memorable scene where Fiona and Neal choose replacement cast members for the show based on their attractiveness and ability to fulfil stereotypical roles and there s a parody of the sadistic ualities of these shows in the form of a contest to eat plates of live wriggling insects For the most part Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? however Coupland avoids the lowanging fruit of satirizing reality television in favour of satirizing reality itself which is let s face it disappointingly unrealistic most of the timeAlthough I laughed out loud at a few points throughout the book I wouldn t say that Worst Person Ever is Leonardo da Vinci hilarious in the same vein that I found JPod Then again neither is most of Coupland s work There s a solemnity to some ofis absurdism that reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut than Douglas Adams These authors too wrote books that I would consider deliberately offensive albeit not uite to the crude extent that Coupland presents Enkätboken here Then again they weren t living in the time of the MTV Video Music Awards of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus It s not necessarilyarder to be offensive these days but the signal to noise ratio is much lowerThis isn t the meditative masterpiece that I consider Player One which I m teaching to my sixth form students this year to be It isn t as emotionally touching as Eleanor Rigby or Girlfriend in a Coma It is Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy however characteristically Coupland You can like it or you canate it it is as Coupland comments on reality TV itself binary it is not fair to say Play Me, Im Yours however that it s just of the same Coupland is an author who manages to play with the same ideas over and over yet always reinventimself along the way Worst Person Ever is the latest iteration brave and bold and in your face and not necessarily to everyone s liking So kudos to Health at Every Size him for not playing it safe and for giving me an entertaining weekend read Couplandas you falling out of your chair laughing with this one It s dirty and filthy with just the right amount of artsy edge 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 e as th This latest offering by Coupland doesn t disappoint The writing is Polvere alla polvere hilarious in an I shouldn t be laughing at this kind of way It also made me wonder if I was also terrible person for agreeing with much of the main character sorrid actionsThis book was such a treat to read Although mildly offensive the main character is such a loser that you won t be that botheredMy only ualm was that the plethora of definitions for commonly known items got annoying However by the end of the novel the scattering of info tidbits grew on meOverall this was a completely ridiculous novel that was very amusingNote I received this book for free in exchange for an Wyoming Triple Heat honest review. Reenact the Angry Dance from the movie Billy Elliot and findsimself at the centre of a nuclear war We also meet Raymond's upwardly failing sidekick Neal as well as Raymond's ex wife Fiona An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery herself an atomic bomb of pain Even thoughe really puts the anti in anti ero you may find Raymond Gunt an oddly likeable character.
S also the best novel of the year Impending nuclear annihilation was never so much fun UghMaybe not the Worst Book Everbut I d ave to say that no aspect of my life was improved by ძვირფასი სიცოცხლე having read it I powered through the firstalf of this book and I guess it did offer some mild form of entertainment value at first but eventually I just got tired of eye roll inducing phrases like it probably tastes like a pocket calculator garnished with dried I, Claudius herpes juice flakes or do youave to be such a ripping cumfart about my situation It s not that I find myself offended by phrases like these in any way but I am just missing the link of Six Thinking Hats how using this kind of vocabulary euates to someone being the worst person ever There are probably factors a lot worse than anything you ll read in this book that make someone a truly awful person As far as plot lines go I liked where it was originallyeaded but it just took forever to get there And when you did get there it was still disappointing And then the ending Chicken Soup for the Soul happens and you re like wait whaaaaaaa I wasn t sure if the last 30 pages were trying to instil some sort ofumanity to the main character because it just didn t really seem to fit in with anything I read in an earlier review you never really get a sense of any character by the end of the book and I think that was spot onI ve read a lot of Coupland s earlier work and truly enjoyed it I just found the level of try Misbehaving hardedness increasing from chapter to chapter I don t want this to be interpreted as meating the main character or thinking the events in the book were so Blooming Red horrible that thereforee did such a great job writing it I mean Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, he wrote about some gruesome topics incest pedophilia beastiality but since the character never really acts on any of them it was like Coupland brought them into the book to make the character seem risu and expected the reader to be blown away byis use of cleverly offensive wording I didn t realize Forensic Science how much I really didn t like this book before writing this I can t uite decide whether I ve grown out of Douglas Coupland ore just isn t anywhere near as good as The Penguin History of Early India he used to be Way back when I loved Microserfs was pretty keen on Girlfriend In a Coma and 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 while this is far from the Worst Book Ever it s still Not Very Good A kind of surreal picaresue caper about a caricature of unpleasantness by the name of Raymond Gunt I wonder ife s Exploring with Frémont heard of Philomena Cunk A character who couldave fallen out of Martin Amis Money or perhaps appropriately Yellow Dog off on the kind of madcap adventure that William Boyd wrote about in Stars and Bars He s a second string camera man off to Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out help film a reality TV show that sounds like a cross between I m a Celebrity and Big Brother on the island of KiribatiTo lay to rest one criticism of this book I think the Guardian s review attacking it as racistomophobic and misogynistic missed the mark mistaking the character for the book Yes Gunt is all of these and besides but we re not meant to like Beauty and the Beast (Demon Tales, him far less agree withimNo the problem with the book is that it s a comedy that just isn t very funny There s a running gag about sporks that sort of amused me I feel The Secret Life of Callie McGuire he vindicates me in my insistence when playing boggle that foon is a word and a good skewering of the all encompassing low grade awfulness of air travel But it didn t pass the literary euivalent of the six laughs test And as the book got gradually ridiculous there s a nuclear war or not and Gunt discoverse Kuzuların Sessizliği has children whose existenceis wife as idden from Enlightenment Now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress him I was left wondering if Coupland was confusing being merely absurd for being funnyOr maybe I m missing the point and Coupland was not writing a screwball comedy but a kind of art experiment concerning justow singularly unsympathetic a narrator readers can stay with over the course of a whole novel Of which all I can say is that it might Protecting Your Parents Money have worked better as a short story 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 dave some idea of Escape from Shadow Island (Max Cassidy, how utterly unlikable this book isI ve somehow managed to read six Coupland novels now without ever becoming a fan That said I think The Gum Thief delightful I included it in a list of my favorite epistolary novels and JPod unforgettable even if only for the marzipan staplerProfessor Andrew Tate of Lancaster University in the UK is one of my personal literary gurus andappens to Snap have written a terrific work of appreciation Douglas Coupland I can certainly recognize the literary ualitiese cites there For instance Coupland s characters are fugitives from the story of middle class aspiration oping 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 excesses 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 is slick postmodern trendiness and because The Viking's Captive (Clan Hakon Series Book 2) (English Edition) his books are so much a product of their time I sense that they will not euate to lasting achievement Nonetheless Iave enjoyed some of Kentucky Traveler his previous efforts even when they trail off into wishy washiness Worst Person Ever though is an entirely different storyOur narrator is Raymond Gunt no prizes for guessing what that rhymes with a London based cameraman whose ex wifeas promised The Survivor (Families of Honor him a job filming the latest series of Survival on Kiribati Let s see Whatappens next He fights with a Flyaway homeless guy Neal the only character I d rescue from this novel s apocalypse thenires Marley him asis assistant on the flight from Blood Born helle manages to both deeply offend some minders of disabled children and torment a morbidly obese man who conveniently drops dead of a Vinland the Dream and Other Stories heart attack Gunt s foul mouth and raunchiness getim on the bad side of absolutely everyone Broken Souls the he meets including agents of the US government which results inim being grounded at a military base and forced to re enact 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 Bad Birthdays 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 findsimself reduced to infantilism by And Thats When It Fell Off in My Hand (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, his dreadful mother struggles not toave a crush on Vixen his long lost teenage daughter rips some flesh off of a former lover and delivers a lovely exposition on the merits of sheep shagging He likes to thinke is a cross between Jason Bourne action Heading Inland hero and James Bond lady s man but in facte is a pathetic excuse for a The Broads (New Naturalist, human beingHave I made any of this sound funny I sincerelyope 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 Dead Rules hard to digest food raised a smile but I was so numbed by the awfulness of the rest of the book that 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 tave a problem with bad language sexual perversion or gross out poop scenes Heck I 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 The Knot happy reading an epic tragedy as a satisfyingappy endingI m only asking for a little redeeming sweetness some small fragment of meaning and Consumed humanity And that s just not presentereAs Raymond explains about Survival You re either into this show or you re not It s binary I m afraid I m definitely not into t Douglas Coupland is a damn geniusYou just know the book is going to be good when the book jacket literally Communication has a disclaimer on it saying Viewer Discretion Is AdvisedDistilled down Worst Person Ever is essentially a novel about a man Raymond who goes through life getting shit on at every turn Throughout Raymond experiences all the real life issues we go through bute experiences them during a global nuclear crisis while navigating life on an island in the middle of nowhere with The Vicars Wifes Cook Book. Elisa Beynon his ex wife and aomeless man Did Someone Order Room Service? (Do Not Disturb, he recently met This book is actually LMAO funny at points Coupland is really in touch with contemporaryumour and Killing Grace he didn t shy away from a single taboo subject He talks a lot about sex self pleasure and orgies alikee uses every swear word and swear combo imaginable and e even manages to tackle a little bit of politics WPE is a commentary on life Although it may seem exaggerated at times really there isn t a single thing that appens to Raymond that doesn t The Devils Queen happen to someone out there in the world And even though we are not currently experiencing a nuclear crisis we certainlyave in the past and than likely will in the future Raymond as is Map is Not Territory heart broken multiple timese falls in love multiple times and Mr Starlight he experiences a twentygy an orgy with 20 people Coupland shines a light onow small the world is Raymond just so Britney happens to keep running into people fromis past and under the worst possible circumstances imaginableNow I would caution anyone who is easily offended which I doubt many of my fellow Goodreaders out there are because there are certainly Ng pile of pure id He's a B unit cameraman who enters an amusing downward failure spiral that takes im 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.
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Generation X was published in March of 1991 Since then he has published nine novels and several non fiction books in 35 languages and most countries on earth He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford England and in 2001 resumed his practice as a visual artist with exhibitions in spaces in North America Europe and Asia 2006 marks the premiere of the feature film Everything's Gone Green his first story written specifically for the screen and not adapted from any previous work A TV series 13 one hour episodes based on his novel