" it's difficult to speak with beautiful people. no matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise, you still want them to like you. we are a wretched, shallow species. "
I liked it, which comes as a surprise, given the mostly bad reviews I read on some newspapers' websites.
It's a book about loneliness, about the power of unforeseen surprises in life to change a person's perspective on the world and themselves.
I actually liked Liz Dunn: it's true, sometimes she reminds us a tad too much of how friendless and lonely she is, but she doesn't do so with self-pity, and from her special position of loneliness and silence, she watches and describes the world that surrounds her wittily.
Nice characters, nice story and good writing. It's my first Douglas Coupland, and I'm glad I started with one of the least read ones and liked it....Continua