Generation A

Can’t wait for November 10!


One of my favorite authors, Douglas Coupland, has a new book coming out.  Generation A.

Description from Amazon:

Generation A is set in the near future in a world where bees are extinct, until five unconnected people from around the world — in the United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka — are all stung. Their shared experience unites them in ways they never could have imagined.

Generation A mirrors Coupland’s debut novel, 1991’s Generation X. It explores new ways of storytelling in a digital world. Like much of Coupland’swriting, it occupies the perplexing hinterland between optimism about the future and everyday apocalyptic paranoia. Imaginative, inventive, and fantastically entertaining, Generation A is his most ambitious work to date.”


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by pha on October 18, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Amazon does make the book sound interesting. I took a leaf out of your book and went to read The World According to Garp. It was different to say the least. Really one of your favorites…? :)

    Hope you managed to do some traveling. Happy belated birthday. :)


  2. Posted by Jazz78 on October 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    No need to wait until Nov’s out! :)


  3. Posted by talk19 on October 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    @Jazz78 What? Really?? It’s time to make a trip to the bookstore! I can’t wait to devour it this weekend. I hope it’s available in Singapore.

    @pha I take it you didn’t like The World According to Garp? :) What I like about John Irving is he creates unique characters, has a touch of humor and bitterness, and can weave all these ridiculous and moving moments together.


  4. Posted by Jazz78 on October 22, 2009 at 9:05 am

    :) Oh yes, I saw and flipped through one on the shelves of Kinokuniya@Orchard. That is, if you don’t mind devouring a paperback.


  5. Posted by pha on November 4, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I read it quite awhile back, I can’t remember much of it but enough to remember feeling sad for Garp whilst reading it. Seems like I’ve missed out on stuff that you’ve caught on… I’ll have to dig it up and read it again. :) By the way, congratulations on the Standing Sushi Bar, it’s really cool – starting your own business. Way to go! :)


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