Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Basically Douglas Coupland knows what we want and is giving it to us. Cultural references placed in the narrative designed to elicit a positive reaction through association, the literary equivalent of "Family Guy"'s manatee gags.
What is his fascination with making motherly characters dangerous? I thought it was bad in Hey, Nostradamus but now it's getting cliché.
He knows all of this, too, and is sort of making fun of the reader's own frustration by satirizing himself sporadically throughout the book.
Coupland is intentionally jumping the shark and is rubbing his reader's face in it's glory. Fuck. He's too self-aware of the entire process that I can't even hate him for it because we both know I'm going to finish the damn book anyway.