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Eleanor Rigby

I read Eleanor Rigby in three sections. I read two pages in the airport, waiting for our luggage. I read again for awhile while lying in a hammock. Then I fell asleep, and woke up ready for dinner. I finished it off on the leather couch with a lamp over my right shoulder.

I love Douglas Coupland's books because they are about such normal people. Yet they involve the bizarre and unexpected and nearly irrational. I like that he is obviously fascinated and concerned with issues of spirituality and truth. I like that I don't know how things will work out, but when they do, I smile - usually with a twinge of sadness - and close the cover contented.

Random Douglas Coupland trivia: he coined the term "Generation X" in a book of the same title, and I once saw him at a movie.

Comments

Aimee said…
Ha! I definitely remember you two coming home after that movie, looking somewhat star-struck. Love it. Love YOU. SEE YOU in three weeks!!
Beth said…
the thought of this makes me want to cry happy tears.
nadine said…
Douglas Coupland is my literary crush.

I've now seen two of his art exhibits in Toronto. And every time I read/see anything Coupland-related, I get inspired by his brain.

Hey Nostradamus! is my fave. In case you were wondering :)

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