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Back on form...,
This review is from: Eleanor Rigby (Hardcover)
After my disappointment with Miss Wyoming and Hey Nostradamus! I was quite wary of this new novel...
I shouldn't have been.
I don't know why i adore Douglas Coupland as much as i do, maybe it's because he manages to write about people you wouldn't usually think about, in an amazingly simple but beautiful way. Eleanor Rigby is a fine example of this.
I am not sure if Douglas Coupland will ever write as good a book as Generation X again, but i do know that as long as he keeps his wonderfully simple (yet also somehow complex at the same time) stories up, i will keep coming back for more.
i don't want to give anything of the plot away, so forgive me for not talking about the actual story too much! But, take my word for it - it's lovely.
Hey Nostradamus! had the potential to be a brilliant book but i am not sure he knew where he wanted it to go or even how he wanted it to get there... it came across as a very hard book to write and i would love to know how happy he was with the finished product.
Eleanor Rigby is simply a very good book, which i finished too quickly (a bad habit with good books!), but when i passed it on to my partner to read i did so with a very big smile and nothing but praise.
It's good to have Douglas Coupland back on form and making me grin.