Tuesday, May 23, 2006

'JPod,' by Douglas Coupland - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times

'JPod,' by Douglas Coupland - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times: "The attentive reader may ask: Isn't this more or less the same thing Coupland did in his 1995 novel 'Microserfs'? Hasn't he simply upgraded an earlier work by relocating it from a real-life software company to a fictitious one, replacing mentions of Sega Genesis and the English Beat's cover of 'Tears of a Clown' with references to Xbox and Razormaid's remix of 'Copacabana,' and turning its rants against the Gap into tirades against Zima? The attentive reader is advised to be quiet."

I thoroughly enjoyed "Microserfs" and am about half-way through "jPod"; recommended...
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