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Girlfriend In A Coma - Douglas Coupland
Girlfriend In A Coma
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Girls, memory, parenting, millennial fear - all served Coupland-style. Karen, an attractive, popular student, goes into a coma one night in 1979. Whilst in it, she gives birth to a healthy baby daughter; once out of it, a mere eighteen years later, she finds herself, Rip van Winkle-like, a... show more
Girls, memory, parenting, millennial fear - all served Coupland-style. Karen, an attractive, popular student, goes into a coma one night in 1979. Whilst in it, she gives birth to a healthy baby daughter; once out of it, a mere eighteen years later, she finds herself, Rip van Winkle-like, a middle-aged mother whose friends have all gone through all the normal marital, social and political traumas and back again...This tragicomedy shows Coupland in his most mature form yet, writing with all his customary powers of acute observation, but turning his attention away from the surface of modern life to the dynamics of modern relationships, but doing so with all the sly wit and weird accuracy we expect of the soothsaying author of Generation X, Shampoo Planet, Life After God, Microserfs and Polaroids from the Dead.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780006551270 (0006551270)
Publisher: Harper Perrenial
Pages no: 281
Edition language: English
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sj
sj rated it
0.0 Girlfriend in a Coma: A Novel (P.S.)
Pretentious-as-fuck 20y/o sj LOVED this book, but 30something year old sj is afraid she'd want to smack younger her's face right off her face if she re-read it.I really don't even remember what I loved about it, but I think Coupland is better left to my youth.
CharlotteBuriedinBooks
CharlotteBuriedinBooks rated it
2.0
Weird, very weird. My first Douglas Coupland.Karen and her small group of friends - still missing their friend Jared who died of leukemia. Karen is frightened of her dreams, a feeling that she has seen something that she shouldn't have. After losing her virginity to her boyfriend Richard (on the ...
digitaltempest
digitaltempest rated it
"Girlfriend in a coma, I know, I know. It's really serious."Liked this much better than Generation X. 17-year-old Karen goes into a 17-year-coma after having sex with her boyfriend. Talk about ways to scare you into not having sex. Well, she didn't go to sleep immediately afterwards, but she was rea...
carey
carey rated it
I loved the first half of this book. I thought it was a really well-written piece saying a lot about loss, grief, and loneliness and the impact of tragedy on others. But then the book just went weird, the "apocalypse" was just plain silly and the philosophy underlying it all was too simplistic for w...
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