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and managed to cope with annoyance that much of the stylistic brilliance you loved in Microserfs is in here simply regurgitated
on 21 May 2017
I'm not too sure of the point of this book. It's a little as though as his follow up to the Sistene Chapel Michaelangelo opted to recreate it, in crayon, on the ceiling of a toilet.
It is very similar in many ways to Microserfs in style and characters except that in this work the characters are simply 1 dimensional projections of their equivalents in Microserfs, projected onto a ridiculous plot that involves a version of Coupland himself, for no obvious reason.
Having said that, once you get over the fact it's going nothing to do with Microserfs, and managed to cope with annoyance that much of the stylistic brilliance you loved in Microserfs is in here simply regurgitated and cheapened it is quite an amusing read and whilst I may not actually recommend it I wouldn't caution people not to read it.