J Pod

Author: Douglas Coupland
Homepage 9780747585879

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General Fields

  • : $24.00(AUD)
  • : 9780747585879
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • : 0.464
  • : May 2007
  • : 23.95
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Douglas Coupland
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  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
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  • : English
  • : 576
  • : Modern fiction
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Barcode 9780747585879
9780747585879

Description

Ethan and his five co-workers are marooned in JPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive game-design company. There they wage battle against the demands of boneheaded marketing staff who torture them with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is being invaded by marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, global piracy and the rise of China. Everybody in both worlds seems to inhabit a moral grey zone, and nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly strait-laced parents or Coupland himself.

Promotion info

The bestselling new novel from the author of Eleanor Rigby

Reviews

'Very funny' Sunday Times 'A blackly comic tale of life in the age of Google, and it's Coupland's best book in years ... A wonderfully inventive book, fizzing with wit and black humour' Image 'The perfect vehicle for his funny and poignant evocations of near-term nostalgia ... there is brilliance at work in JPod. Not to mention more LOLs than you could shake a bong at' Los Angeles Times 'A dazzling comic novel, confirming that there is on current form no funnier novelist writing in English' Literary Review

Author description

Douglas Coupland is a novelist who also works in visual arts and theatre. His novels include Generation X, All Families Are Psychotic, Hey Nostradamus! and Eleanor Rigby. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit www.coupland.com.