Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
I was just sucked right into it. The characters just talk and suddenly you are inside the story and you can’t get out and you just watch them have lives. I love every single one of them.
Insightful. This book is nerds and geeks thinking, talking about many things, out loud, and I am a nerd and a geek myself, and I don’t have friends (except one) who listens to me when I am in my “Philosophical Mode” and I just crave having friends like Dan’s, all of whom will tolerate – no, join – me in talking about existential discussions and such!
It is so painful when people you’re currently talking to about “what’s up” matters just shut you up when you delve into big questions about life.
and of course the beautiful ending.
I am philosophically crying.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Even though he’s not relevant anymore and hasn’t been for a long time, I´m done for good with Coupland: second book read, second one I really disliked. This book has been sitting in my bookshelf for too long, and since it has always been sort of a cult-book about the tech-industry, and since I needed some light reading not too deep, I decided to give it a try.
Douglas Coupland is a talented writer, he knows how to write a book, no doubt about it; why he decided to use his talents to write these lame novels is beyond my understanding.