Life after God
a book like this is like a friend. and i love my friends. additionally i think all of my friends should read this book. soon.
i was a bit unsure starting the book, i liked it from the start but it couldve gon ...more
Come to think of it, maybe this is why I have such a hard time getting into a lot of Coupland's work that has come out since I graduated college. Maybe when you finally have some dir ...more
Early Coupland short stories that even if I didn't look at the date of publication seem to be sister pieces from his wonderful debut, Generation X. There's a deep sense of melancholy written in to the meandering thoughts of his disconnected characters and on every page you find a thought or a phrase so powerful it can take your breath away, make you infini ...more
The stories are plotless and meandering. One concerns a man in a hotel talking with his neighbours and then setting free some goldfish into a reservoir. Another features a mother who has left her husband and is talking to the child about her plans for their future and their present journey; another features aimless thirty-somethings, ...more
Years later--- too many years later ---I still ...more
“And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened.”
“We are changed souls; we don't look at things the same way anymore. For there was a time when we expe ...more
"And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when yo...more
Pensé en lo raro que resulta que haya miles de millones de personas vivas y, sin embargo, que ninguna tenga la certeza de lo que hace a las personas ser personas. Las únicas actividades que se me ocurrieron que llevan a cabo los humanos y que no tienen equiv ...more
After reading this book I don't know that it is always a good i ...more
I feel like Coupland's books have all the shape of being intellectual or philosophical without any of the substance. He acts like he's going to say something big b ...more
Al igual que las demás obras de Coupland (he leído casi todas), Life after God está escrito para el hombre moderno, para los tecno-religiosos, para los adoradores de imágenes, para aquellos que no pueden concebir sus vidas sin la tecnología eléctrica, y se aferra a situaciones de la vida cotidiana para reflexionar sobre la filosofía de vida de la sociedad posmoderna.
Toma los mismos recursos, ejes problemáticos y personajes a los que y ...more
Lo que nos cuenta. Conjunto de breves ¿relatos? ¿capítulos? ¿reflexiones? ¿entradas de un diario? ¿recuerdos? ilustrados, que cuando se toman como un todo nos relatan los pensamientos y preguntas que el solitario protagonista tiene en su cabeza y a los que no puede dejar de dar vueltas.
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The book details random thoughts, events, and experiences in the authors life; which all relate to the idea that in his family, his generation is the first to be raised without God. He explains his relationships with some friends and his siblings and what ultimately becomes of all of them.
It is interesting to see how a person thin ...more
Coupland writes very well. His words are strong evoc ...more
The story "The Dead Speak" was one of the things I remembered, and I remembered it being much longer, with many more vignettes of people recounting exac ...more
Ever go to a yard sale, spend hours sifting through someones discolored underwear and cracked 'worlds best golfer' coffee mugs only to realize the gem of the sale turns out to be a scratched Led Zepplin album that you've heard a thousand times before? Yeah? Then avoid this book, you've already had the pleasure.
letto in un'epoca di blog fa meno impressione, immagino. perché ci si può abituare a seguire i percorsi mentali di un'altra persona, ma ci si abitua anche a distinguerli. e questi vanno distinti. certe volte mi chiedo come si possa scrivere queste cose riferendole a una persona immaginaria, e mi convinco che non sia possibile, che libri come questo non possano essere che autobiografici. e se lo sono, allora perché è così facile trovarcisi immersi? sottolineare continuamente frasi che possono ess...more