JPod: Special Edition ebook
by Douglas Coupland
a novel by. Douglas Coupland.
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Douglas Coupland OC OBC (born 1961) is a Canadian novelist and artist. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal training. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularized terms such as McJob and Generation X. He has published thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television.
Zeitgeist surfer Douglas Coupland downloads his brain into JPod. Coupland does insert himself as a character in the book, which I was worried about because it sounded unwarranted and pretentious. However, he played it out well, and only once did it feel forced. I saw a Coupland reading not too long ago in Austin, and he described his character in the book as an "evil, slick, James Bond version of himself". This characterization is pretty accurate and is why this portion works out the way it does. Coupland inserts many examples of "text art" in the book. On one page there is nothing but the words "ramen noodles" over and over.
JPod, Douglas Coupland's most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today's new breed of tech worker. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose surnames begin with "J" are bureaucratically marooned in jPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a JPod, Douglas Coupland's most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today's new breed of tech worker.
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JPod is a -escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era: global piracy, boneheaded marketing staff, people smuggling, the rise of China, marijuana grow-ops, Jeff Probst, and the ashes of the 1990s financial tech dream. JPod's universe is amoral and shameless. The characters are products of their era even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral grey zone.
Mint in unopened publishers slipcase (evenly faded to spine). Signed by Douglas Coupland with Jpod figure. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose surnames end in 'J' are bureaucratically marooned in JPod. JPod is a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company.
Jpod is a sleek and necessary device: the finely tuned output of an author whose obsolescence is thankfully years away. Bored and zany computer programmers think of themselves as characters in a Douglas Coupland novel
Jpod is a sleek and necessary device: the finely tuned output of an author whose obsolescence is thankfully years away. Bored and zany computer programmers think of themselves as characters in a Douglas Coupland novel. The young video-game designers portrayed here resemble the nerds in Microserfs (1995), and their spokesman-narrator has relatives who recall the eccentrics in All Families Are Psychotic (2001).
All about JPod by Douglas Coupland.
24 iconic children's books you should still read, even if you're a grown up - Mashable. All about JPod by Douglas Coupland. jPod by Douglas Coupland (and Logorama) I went through a Douglas Coupland phase in the and have meant to read some of his more recent work for a long time now. I read Microserfs a few times not.
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I write and make objects and feel lucky I get to be alive on this place you call Earth nd the serie but really love that. PagesPublic FigureAuthorDouglas CouplandPosts. English (US) · Suomi · Svenska · Español · Português (Brasil). The dark side was that each book garnered on average nine readers. There’s too much content and not enough people to do the reading. It made me realize my life no longer felt like a story–there was no moral spin, no true adventure, no beginning, middle or end.