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Player One - Douglas Coupland
Player One
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780434021048 (0434021040)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it
Oh dear.I got absolutely nothing from this book. No enjoyment, no thrill, no sense of wonder was aroused throughout my reading of this book. It was nothing but an increasingly frustrating experience because guess what? 'Real time' is BORING. Nothing happens during 'real time' which is why most autho...
Kimberley's Book Nook
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4.0 Player One by Douglas Coupland
I enjoyed this book. It was philosophical, but not in a confusing-full of hidden metaphors kind of way. It was actually a quick, easy read. The story follows 5 strangers in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. It's actually quite a simple plot, told in an analytical way. It's interes...
CharlotteBuriedinBooks rated it
5 hours with Karen, Rick, Luke, Rachel and Player One. Karen, a lonely, divorced mother of a 15 year old goth who has travelled by plane to meet a guy from the internet in an Airport Hotel Cocktail lounge.Rick, a lonely divorced recovering alcoholic, working as a bartender in the cocktail lounge.Lu...
the bookish dragon
the bookish dragon rated it
Player One had an interesting narrative, which I enjoyed but recognize isn't to the taste of all. The characters were compelling and the book addressed some of the thing we all worry about, such as death, religion and time. It was funny in parts, profound in parts, and in others it was both simultan...
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3.0 Player One: What Is to Become of Us
This was an odd book and not one I expected of Coupland. His techy writing style is somewhat there but he delves into philosophy using geeky characters and references to help his reader relate. I was impressed by some of it, mostly in the beginning, but the story as a whole fell flat for me. I relat...
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