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Girlfriend in a Coma
By Douglas Coupland
10/10 from 2 reviews
Categories: American Fiction
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2 reviews
It's dreamy...
Not my favourite Coupland book, but certainly the most magical. It teeters on the brink of becoming mawkish and some might find it just becomes ridiculous... but this is their loss. Even his most traditional stories send me off into a dream world, and althought this goes several steps further the writing holds everything together beautifully.
Rating: 10/10
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Posted by Phil on Fri, 20th July 2001, 11:18am
I thought someone would have beat me to adding this to the list...
Probably my favourite of all his books, just because of the sheer power and scope of the main premise. It risks getting mawkish and pseudo-spiritual at the end, but he just about manages to pull it off. I like Coupland because he tries to pick out something as unfashionable as 'meaning' amidst the detritus of slacker consumerism, but always stays the right side of becoming a nineties carlos castenada.
Rating: 9/10
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Posted by Matt Locke on Thu, 19th July 2001, 5:35pm
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