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Oops, he did it again.
on 21 October 2010
First of all, I love Douglas Coupland.
Well, I have finished "Player One" a few days ago and I was sad to admit to myself that it was not his best book. I mean, it's all repetitive: end of the world, is there God who still cares about us, we are all going to die anyway - his usual stuff sprinkled with the irony - and that's what I love about him, but come on! I read one review that said that he is finally at his best, at his "Generation X" best, and maybe that was my problem - I read "Generation X" and straight away I read "Player One" - maybe that's why it all felt like one long moan about consumerism and over-culture of the world we all live in, fateless creatures. And while it was something unheard of in the early nineties, well, now it's just kinda boring...
Once again, I love Mr Coupland and cannot wait for him to astonish me with his new books, like he did so many times before.