[KINDLE] ✽ Generation X By Douglas Coupland – Plummovies.info

[KINDLE] ✽ Generation X  By Douglas Coupland – Plummovies.info Andy, Dag And Claire Have Been Handed A Society Priced Beyond Their Means Twentysomethings, Brought Up With Divorce, Watergate And Three Mile Island, And Scarred By The 80s Fall Out Of Yuppies, Recession, Crack And Ronald Reagan, They Represent The New Generation Generation X.Fiercely Suspicious Of Being Lumped Together As An Advertiser S Target Market, They Have Quit Dreary Careers And Cut Themselves Adrift In The California Desert Unsure Of Their Futures, They Immerse Themselves In A Regime Of Heavy Drinking And Working At No Future McJobs In The Service Industry.Underemployed, Overeducated, Intensely Private And Unpredictable, They Have Nowhere To Direct Their Anger, No One To Assuage Their Fears, And No Culture To Replace Their Anomie So They Tell Stories Disturbingly Funny Tales That Reveal Their Barricaded Inner World A World Populated With Dead TV Shows, Elvis Moments And Semi Disposable Swedish Furniture


10 thoughts on “Generation X

  1. Greg Greg says:

    For years before reading this book I hated it I hated it so much I think at least half of my zines have somewhere the line Fuck you Coupland at least once in some rant My hatred of him was immense, seriously For example if I had been driving my car and I had seen him I would have run him over Of course like any good hatred I only had superficial reasons for hating him, I had never read his work, I only saw the catch


  2. Damien Damien says:

    Young white privilege all dressed up and no where to go


  3. Fabian Fabian says:

    Does the term overload make or break the novel Lets just say that in its o so 80 s rampantly materialistic take on self imposed post mid twenty crisis survivors, the book may want to break itself This is the equivalent of what Reality Bites was to film zeitgeisty, important, conspicuous.It is a fun lexicon like novel that reads like The Decameron or the Canterbury Tales in modern day The protagonists don t know it but actually live


  4. AnneMarie AnneMarie says:

    What a boring and pretentious book It s the kind of writing that would have seriously impressed me when I was 14, full of consciously witty soundbites.What I really don t like about it is the glorified loser culture of the early 90s and nearly 18 years later it hasn t aged well and just seems bloated The decade that everyone thought was the pinnacle of evolution is now looking as bad as the 80s did ten years ago To highlight this, Coupland


  5. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    With some things you know exactly what they re going to be like before you experience them and you hope you re proved wrong I saw A Mighty Wind recently and shouldn t have bothered good film well made and all, but utterly predictable As was Generation X DC is a snappy writer, he s Tom Wolfe s kid brother, and this boo...


  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    Credited with terming low paying low status unsatisfying dead end employment as a McJob and introducing popularizing the phrase Generation X to the American lexicon, Coupland conveys the lives of three friends as they attempt to escape their collective quarter life crisis Using a raw ironic tone that is anything less than subtle, Generation X entwines the exhausted lives of twentysomethings with relevant pop culture references Choice moments in the novel


  7. Sophia Sophia says:

    I ve been thinking about why I still love this book, when I hate movies like Lost in Translation and Reality Bites I think it s because the characters are so active Andy, Dag and Claire don t lie around hotel rooms in their underwear or have planet s of regret on their shoulders shut up, Ethan Hawke They have jobs, they do interesting things, they daydream, and most importantly, they tell each other stories...


  8. Leftbanker Leftbanker says:

    I give this book five stars even though it really isn t much of a novel, it s mainly just three kids telling stories about how they view the creepy world of consumerism and status I read this shortly after returning to the States after living a fairly idyllic and isolated life on the Mediterranean I didn t really get America when I got back and this was the first novel that I read that explained why I wasn t entirely crazy for not being crazy for the American dream He ha


  9. Marc Marc says:

    This started very promising, but soon became bogged down in hollow, absurd stories Chronologically I belong to this Generation X, and it is true that at one time mid 80s this generation seemed lost , due to the economic crisis, postmodernism and especially the post 1968 syndrome But apparently eventually all worked out Moreover, we in the West are now facing very different problems how to stay afloat in a globalized world, the growing social inequalities, the integration of mino


  10. Barbara Barbara says:

    This is the story of a handful of Generation X ers, defined as people born between 1960 and 1980 In the book three late twenty someones Andy, Claire, and Dag separately give up their upwardly mobile jobs and move to Palm Springs, California There they take up residence in modest digs, take low paying service jobs, and attempt to liveor less minimalist lives They entertain themselves by telling stories made up or real , drinking, snacking, having picnics...


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