A powerful, surprising, and deeply moving book.In 1988, a catastrophic episode of teen violence changes a suburban community forever. Hey Nostradamus! is Douglas Coupland's keenly observant exploration of this tragic landscape.With unflinching candor and black humor, Hey Nostradamus! follows... show more
A powerful, surprising, and deeply moving book.In 1988, a catastrophic episode of teen violence changes a suburban community forever. Hey Nostradamus! is Douglas Coupland's keenly observant exploration of this tragic landscape.With unflinching candor and black humor, Hey Nostradamus! follows various voices across two decades: the teenagers whose ordinary preoccupations with sex and spirituality will never evolve past that moment; the parents whose sudden exposure to their children's passionate underground world threatens their deepest convictions; and those who come to know the troubled survivors only later in life, who will only ever have an inkling of what really transpired.Utterly unexpected, Hey Nostradamus! wrestles with religion and with sorrow and its acceptance. It will take you to a place you didn't know existed.
Publish date: July 1st 2003
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
It’s 1988. On a morning unlike any other at a suburban high school in Vancouver, 3 teens attempt to achieve the highest kill count in the history of school shootings. Flash forward 11 years into the future; the incident has more or less been forgotten by most but remains ingrained in the memories ...
there was a lot that was not realistic or believable in this story. also the author has little ability to write as a teenager, his first person for part of the story. not terrible but i didn't really like it.
Warning: Do not read this while depressed.My primary coping mechanism whilst depressed is reading. But picking up a random work from the stack of 200 or so unread books isn't gonna do the job. The book has to be undemanding in terms effort to read and preferably plot-driven and gripping. James Blish...
In Hey Nostradamus! Coupland tells the story of a Columbine like event that take places in an East Vancouver High School and the impact it had on those involved. Told from the point of view of four different characters, Cheryl who was the last of the students killed, Jason her boyfriend, Heather wh...
To this day, this remains one of my absolute favourite books. I was captivated from the moment I started. A heartbreaking story about a splash in the water of your life and the ripples that continue for years and years after. The split narratives only add to the intrigue of the book. Its been ye...