Inossidabile Douglas Coupland, temevo nel rileggerlo dopo diverso tempo che potesse deludermi, e invece no, mi ha sedotto fin dai primi capitoli, costringendomi persino a condividere qualche brano ad alta voce. Le microstorie che costruiscono i ritratti dei protagonisti sono esilaranti. L’ambientazione nel post-presente, permette all’autore di esprimere al meglio la sua feconda inventiva nell’elaborazione di possibili evoluzioni del paesaggio, delle esigenze relazionali, della tracimante disponibilità di contatti e servizi web, dell’alimentazione, delle pratiche del gioco e dell’evasione, lecita e illecita. Se anche voi avete tentato di immaginare il mondo dopo l'estinzione delle api, vi consiglio di leggere questo libro. Se non l'avete mai fatto, vi consiglio di leggere questo libro....Continua
"When you read a book, whose voice is it you hear inside your head?"
Mr Coupland, please: next time you want to write two-pages weird short stories, do it on your blog, not in a book you sell. This is the very last one I buy, anyway. You lost your elan, there is no more charme in what you are writing. The Gum Thief was not so good, but this is really embarassing. Please....Continua
This was my 7th Coupland to date. I don't think Generation A was his best, but maybe that is only because I know what to expect. Plotwise Generation A could have been a lot better, especially the last 20 or so pages. But Coupland's strength has never been in the plot, but in the mono- and dialogue, and the analysis of modern-day culture. The things his characters think or say had me laughing more than once, and had me thinking about myself and us on this weird planet even more. I will not say anything about the story here, for you can look that up elsewhere. Suffice it to say that I recommend this book and can't wait to read the next Coupland novel....Continua
What a treat. A hopeful novel that's full of humanity with a bunch of characters that epitomize Coupland's entertaining abilities. With amazing ideas like the earth sandwich that are so Couplanesque. Full of subtext and profound reflections on what technology is doing to us all. This is Coupland at his best. Rich, thought provoking and always living ahead of everybody else. Still by far the best writer around. Thanks Doug, you've nailed it again. Can't wait for the next one....Continua