‘A high spirited moving study of loneliness and all its opposites.’ Observer Books of the Year.
‘A powerful and moving examination of a life lived negotiating loneliness.’ Independent
‘“Eleanor Rigby” is one of Coupland’s subtlest indictments yet of Yankee-yuppie culture.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Bristles with acerbic observations of modern life.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Funny, unexpected and fragile, here [Coupland is] the chronicler of our potentials rather than our losses.’ Guardian
'Douglas Coupland has surely reserved his place at the top table of North American fiction.' Independent on Sunday
'Nothing less than sublime' Time Out
'Far too wise to offer answers, but affirms that seeking them is a necessary part of our humanity.' Independent
'Coupland's last four novels are so good and so distinctive that they seem to me to mark a genuine seismic shift in the literary landscape.' Nicholas Blincoe, New Statesman
'Coupland has passion and pace, intelligence and wit. If you find anything about the way we live now disturbing and wrong, he is your man.' Daily Telegraph
'Coupland at his best can make a single phrase say more than many another writer's whole novel.' LRB--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
DOUGLAS COUPLAND first came to prominence as the author of Generation X (1995). He followed that with a sequence of ever-more daring and inventive novels, including Life After God, Girlfriend in a Coma and, most recently, Hey Nostradamus! He lives in Vancouver.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I very much wanted to write a review for this wonderful book but everyone before me has said everything I wanted to say. Read morePublished on 15 May 2012 by Alba52
i was quite surprised when it came that it was an ex library book but was on good condition! interesting book though a little far fetched , good on medical detailsPublished on 6 Sep 2011 by gillian
I am told this is a very good book by the person it was bought for as it also was a very fair price and free P&P I will award 5 starsPublished on 25 Jun 2011 by William Morrison
Beginning with the era-defining Generation X, I've read almost all Douglas Coupland's books, greatly enjoying his quirky, sympathetic take on the human condition. Read morePublished on 11 Mar 2011 by Jeremy Walton
Although disjoined with leaps back and forward through time, the way loneliness is portrayed is excellent and Coupland's word play and style seems to completely vary from his prior... Read morePublished on 30 May 2010 by Paul M
This novel by Coupland is one of his best yet. Painfully beautiful to read as he depicts the life of a very lonely woman. Coupland have exceeded himself with this book. Read morePublished on 22 April 2010 by CeeCee
Well, Eleanor Rigby is a definite improvement on Girlfriend in a Coma. The characters are well-drawn and I did care about them: and there are plenty of witty Coupland-esque... Read morePublished on 20 Dec 2008 by A. Furse
Like most Coupland, it was slow to start but it was worth the wait! I loved the initial emotional pain you felt for the aurator and the other main characters, however I also felt... Read morePublished on 9 Oct 2007 by Louise Giblin