The twists and turns of the book are otherworldly, even Monty Pythonesque, and I shan't give any away. Wikipedia will give you the plot. I'll just say that I think Coupland's existential ponderings are interesting kicks and that I loved some of the characters; Ethan's mom scared me the most, by far.
Some things in the book are very Coupland, e.g. dressing a lot of illegal refugees in nerd, e.g. a Nine Inch Nails Fragility 2.0 tour t-shirt. Pop culture-references hail while the plot thickens, loosens up and gives way to a sort of Bill Hicks-ish atmosphere, circa "it's just a ride"....Continua