Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
I could never give enough praise or do this novel justice. All I can say is that this book changed my life. I was recommended it by a work colleague when I was 17. I read it then and loved it, found myself crying in multiple places and taking parts of the book really to heart. I came to read it again at 21, for my final semester at University, and somehow being older made this book even more phenomenal. This is a book which will stay with me for the rest of my life, one which I will re-read every few years, and will always be very emotional when reading it. If I could give one book to everyone for the rest of my life, it would be this one.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Here we go again…. what can I say? Other than I fear that this book was a complete and utter waste of my precious time.
Ok… the beginning was reasonable, but the ending… [oh Lord!]…the ending was not only extremely disapponting…. it also seemed to drag somewhat.
I am sure that there are many for whom this book is wonderful yet, for one, I cannot understand those plaudits nor the acclaim with which Douglas Coupland is held.