“Coupland writes a sparkling sentence and a mean epigram.”—Entertainment Weekly “Coupland has crafted a formidable pop style that hooks up dead-on. Liz Dunn is fat, lonely and has no friends. That sounds harsh, but Coupland faces unpleasant facts head on in this poignant, funny, intrepidly offbeat new novel. Emily Nussbaum reviews book Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland; drawing (M ).
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I no longer believe that they are as smart as they believe they are. She is an overweight, lonely woman, who lives a removed solitary existence. Notify me of new eleamor via email.
A more careful reading reveals an utterly integrated and impossibly lightly held fable of blindness and vision. Normally I say normally, I mean every time Coupland novels tend to weave their way to a bit of a non-ending. Rigny, I want to be entertained, not bored and this book fit the bill perfectly. They’re just so similar in so many ways.
It’s a “You have to decide whether you want God to be here with you as a part of your everyday life, or whether you want God to be distant from you, not returning until you’ve created a cooupland perfect enough for Him to re-enter. Oct 10, Barbara Carter rated it liked it. It’s a fun, light, quirky read.
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I said, “Klaus–” He said, “Yes,” but didn’t look up at me. He couplanv apocalyptic visions of farmers unable to grow what they need, and he is blessed with the curious talent of singing tunes backwards.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. Time is whimsical and cruel.
The story begins in the summer of Even though the content was serious, it just felt silly. Coupland in general writes women very well—in other words, like any other character, male or female.
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Couplnad Dunn is 42, fat, plain and lonely. Paperbackpages. The alternative is not having anything to show for your life in the end. Initially, Coupland’s novels seem witty, irreverent and somehow holding a deeper meaning in amongst the epeanor spiritual Armageddon scenarios he’s been selling for years.
A charming lost soul and a strange visionary, Jeremy upends Liz’s quiet existence, triggering a chain of events that take her to the other side of the world and back, endangering her life just as a real chance at happiness finally seems within reach.
If I just want to hear about a girls infatuation with some guy I can go to a Justin Beiber concert, am I right? Couplans Rigby the work of art is stimulating and moving.
Read any more and you’ll ruin it for yourself. By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways in which loneliness affects us all. I don’t know if that’s a sign of age mine, since Generation X and Generation A are around 20 years apart and feel largely the same or whether it’s the books which are the issue.
This made Coupland himself a kind of brand name. But as I say, this book never clicked with me in the way I thought it should. Which leaves me pretty much where I started: I do this when I read something that elicits gooseflesh.
Because people who pan his books as contrived or curiously constructed are entirely right. When Jeremy becomes to sick to write them down, she records what he says.
One of my biggest problems is time sickness.
Readers of past Coupland novels will find nothing odd, and indeed a modicum of promise, in this summary. Her constant contemplation of death grows tiresome:. Coupland began the s giving the name to Generation X with his bestselling first novel.