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JPod Paperback – 5 Jun 2006

3.5 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; First Printing edition (5 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074758222X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747582229
  • Package Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,715,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Humming with life and very, very funny. -- Scottish Sunday Herald

Jpod is a sleek and necessary device: the finley tuned output of an author whose is thankfully years away. -- New York Times Review of Books

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Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose surnames end in 'J' are bureaucratically marooned in JPod. JPod is a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era: global piracy, boneheaded marketing staff, people smuggling, the rise of China, marijuana grow-ops, Jeff Probst, and the ashes of the 1990s financial tech dream. JPod's universe is amoral and shameless. The characters are products of their era even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral grey zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself. Full of word games, visual jokes and sideways jabs, this book throws a sharp, pointed lawn dart into the heart of contemporary life.

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