JPod - Douglas Coupland Reviews
Description:ISBN 0747585873 / Author: Douglas Coupland / Genre: Fiction / Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Newest Review: ... but this quickly falls flat on introduction to some of the other characters in the book. Where the characters should make ... more
Price Comparison for JPod - Douglas Coupland
JPod by Douglas Coupland
Free Worldwide Delivery : JPod : Paperback : Bloomsbury Publishin ...
Last Update 09.03.2014 00:08
Customer JPod - Douglas Coupland Reviews (2)
by - written on 07/03/11 (Very useful, 32 readings)
Quirky, oddball, full of pop culture references and more than a bit geeky is probably the best way to summarise JPod. Unfortunately, that summary might also imply that the book is original and interesting, something it fails at on both accounts. I think this really is the Tate Modern of books. JPod follows the story of a young programmer called Ethan, who is tormented by his family and their unusual problems and seem to obsessively need him to solve them all. This does give the book an air of promise and intrigue in the beginning, but this quickly falls flat on introduction to some of the other characters in the book. Where the characters should ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/09/10 (Very useful, 14 readings)
I have always enjoyed Douglas Coupland books although strangely have never seen Generation X, the book he will be most fondly remembered for, if only for the title. The book follows Ethan a cool kid with social and family problems who works in J-Pod a huge game design firm which in its outlook and relentless desire to be cool and progressive bears more than a passing resemblance to Google. The staff remind me a lot of the characters from the IT crowd, playing games, making up stories and doing everything they can to avoid working. The problem for Ethan is that work is his only escape from the real world which is even weirder with pot-smoking ... Read the complete review
Products Similar to JPod - Douglas Coupland
Can you Keep A Secret? - Sophie Kinsella - Amusing, easy to read Nothing
Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann - A gripping, character packed read I really can't think of any - I loved it!
In The Shadow of Lady Jane - Edward Charles - Lady Jane and her family are brought to life. Philosophical discussion slows the tale down.
Remind Me Again Why I Need a Man - Claudia Carroll - Amusing, light-hearted, entertaining Not quite my style
Life of Pi - Yann Martel - A superbly told story with plenty of room for interpretation. Rather slow to get going.
Spellbound - Jane Green - easy read lightweight - if you like 'meaty' books!
|More products in Fiction Book|
All these and are taken from reviews of the dooyooCommunity.
|Love Me - Gemma Weekes|
Some parts well written
Hard going, too many characters, confusing
|Second Chances - Martina Reilly|
Super story, great characters, well written, enjoyable
|Golden Fox - Wilbur Smith|
|The Ambassadors - Henry James - Classic Literature - James, Henry||Cakes and Ale - Somerset Maugham - Classic Literature - Maugham, Somerset||Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk|
Great addition to the Palahniuk cannon.
A bit too short
|Scarpetta - Patricia Cornwell|
A bit better thean the last one!
Still not as good as the old ones!
|The Queen's Sorrow - Suzannah Dunn|
Good descriptive scenes around Tudor London
Not about the reign of Mary Tudor as expected
|Hustle - Will Ferguson|
Great narrative, wonderful characters
Took a little too long to really get going
|Among the Mad - Jacqueline Winspear|
Wonderful descriptions of the era and events
I would of preferred some light elements to the book too