JPod. Fiction · A lethal joyride into today’s new breed of technogeeks, Coupland’s forthcoming novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. “JPod” is, remarkably, the geek-culture chronicler Douglas Coupland’s ninth novel since his debut, “Generation X.” It is a work in which his. Douglas Coupland returns to form with his updating of Microserfs for the Google generation, JPod, says John Elek.

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The Hotel New Hampshire. I can’t abide Bret Easton Ellis. Some felt it is just an unsuccessful update of Microserfs, with no added substance, while others enjoyed its entertaining style and satire.

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JPod is the right book at the right time. It may be time to wash my hands of his work completely.

This literary genre is defined by a three-part division consisting of different styles and lacking definitive structure. Jan 31, Ingmar rated it really liked it. May 02, Nicola rated it liked it Shelves: I’ve read everything he’s published since Generation X And douglax a great read.

Pages of HTML code, concepts written in an Asian character-driven language, pages with almost nothing on them but for some little absurd thing, etc. Phooey, Doug, Phoeey I say!

JPodDouglas Coupland’s most acclaimed novel to ciupland, is a lethal joyride into today’s new breed of tech worker. In fact, it just took me 30 seconds to remember his name, he’s so familiar May 27, Jeremy Bibaud rated it did not like it Shelves: Douglas Coupland is neither a master of plot, nor of characterisation.


If that makes sense. John Elk said that Coupland “is neither a master of plot nor of characterization”, [7] and his characters were also called “hollowed-out cartoons”. The This was middle of the road as far as Coupland books go.

Apr 04, Michael rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The Travelling Cat Chronicles. The jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a boneheaded marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games.

I would estimate that this breaks down into: I would happily only ever read Co I’m a little conflicted over my reaction to this novel. But I like those people. JPod is a sleek and necessary device: We are experiencing technical difficulties.

These would all be tremendous fun in a Pop Art way if they weren’t – like the rest of the novel – so lazily assembled. They do this by creating a secret level where Ronald works malevolence, thus creating, in their opinion, a culturally-suitable game for the target market. Sometimes you can have some fun reading too.

I was surprised to read so many bad reviews but I really loved this book. It’s hilarious, thoughtful and introspective from time to time, more often absurd. Meet Ethan, a 28 year old games developer who spends his days toggling between virtual world building, nicknaming co-workers, and fetching the company snack supplies.

JPod · Douglas Coupland

He became a watered down version of his former self with each new book published, not unlike the de-evolution of sitcom characters who become caricatures of their original concept, left with only the One star was generous, trust me. And yet, I feel In tho Here’s what I’ve noticed. OK, one thing about the end annoyed the hell out of me. Because it was an undeniably enjoyable read and there was literally not a chapter which didn’t make me laugh out loud.


Ethan Jarlewski is the novel’s main character and narratorwho spends more time involved with his work than with his dysfunctional family.

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He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England, and in resumed his practice as a visual artist, with exhibitions in spaces in North America, Europe and Asia. And the situations Ethan got into were hilarious. Buy the Audiobook Download: Perspective – Passing Fad or Opportunity to Win?

JPod, however, is touted on the cover as “Microserfs for the age of Google”. We are complicit in our own misery and shortcomings.

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To ask other readers questions about JPodplease sign up. For me, as I read the book, I literally felt like I was wasting my time. All of them are wastes of pages.