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5.0 out of 5 stars
Getting away from it all?, 14 Mar. 2002
Have you ever thought that if you just got rid of everything, packed your backpack and went away somewhere far from here, you might be able to make sense of your life? Find some deeper meaning in a foreign culture?
You can run but you can NEVER hide!
In my opinion, a book which should ring true to the so-called X- and Y-generation. It deals with troubled family relations, growing up and trying to find a sense of purpose in this 'material world'.
I read this book after having previously read Model Behaviour and Story Of My Life; which both were cynical and witty in that Douglas Coupland-way - but even fluffier and more easily read.
Although I enjoyed the two previous books, I think Ransom is a much more weighty and serious book. You will find some backbreaking humour in this one too, but the main story line is not in any way reliant upon these puns.
So, I guess what I am trying to tell you is:
read this book!