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Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People by Douglas Coupland
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did not like it
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I absolutely detested this book (maybe that's the point?) I always read everything Doug Coupland publishes but not because I admire his work. Ever since Life After God, I feel some kind of connection to this author, some responsibility to him. It's as if Coupland is a family member with which I have had a severe falling out. And, despite the fact that almost everything he says makes me angry, I am compelled to read it because I still, deep deep down, care about him.

I would never ever ever recommend this book and I can't even imagine who would like it. It's not particularly imaginative and the illustrations are just creepy. If it was, at the very least, funny, I could forgive all that. But it's not funny--it's just inane. It's even worse that Player One and All Families are Psychotic--and that's really saying something. Are Coupland's publishers afraid of him or something? Why don't they just say "no!" to his worst ideas?
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Reading Progress

March 10, 2012 – Shelved
Started Reading
March 15, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 20, 2014 – Shelved as: reviewed

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