Girlfriend in a Coma
On a snowy Friday night in 1979, just hours after making love for the first time, Richard's girlfriend, high school senior Karen Ann McNeil, falls into a coma. Nine months later she gives birth to their daughter, Megan. As Karen sleeps through the next seventeen years, Richard and their circle of... show more
On a snowy Friday night in 1979, just hours after making love for the first time, Richard's girlfriend, high school senior Karen Ann McNeil, falls into a coma. Nine months later she gives birth to their daughter, Megan. As Karen sleeps through the next seventeen years, Richard and their circle of friends reside in an emotional purgatory, passing through a variety of careers—modeling, film special effects, medicine, demolition—before finally reuniting on a conspiracy-driven super-natural television series. But real life grows as surreal as their TV show as Richard and his friends await Karen's reawakening . . . and the subsequent apocalypse.
Publish date: November 11th 2008
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
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.
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 ...
"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...
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...