DOUGLAS COUPLAND JPOD PDF

His stay-at-home mother runs a successful marijuana grow-op which allows his father to abandon his career and work as a futile movie extra. JPod is then drastically challenged and changed when Steve goes missing and the new executive replacement declares that the game will be changed yet again. Upper management decides to change Jeff the turtle for an adventurous prince who rides a magic carpet. The game is then renamed "SpriteQuest". The JPodders, upset that they would not be able to finish their game, decide to sabotage SpriteQuest by inserting a deranged Ronald McDonald.

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However, when on form, he is possibly the most gifted exegete of North American mass culture writing today. But JPod is without a doubt his strongest, best-observed novel since Microserfs , to which it is a kind of sequel. JPod follows the lives of six drones who work together at a nameless gaming corporation on the outskirts of Vancouver. An angsty bunch, they come off less as fully formed human beings than the sum total of products they consume.

This task sets the book underway, though JPod has several competing subplots which eventually take over. Much of JPod is set within a cluster of interconnected cubicles, the denizens of which routinely put in hour days. Despite appearances, we discover that their workaholism stems mainly from a lack of anywhere else to be.

They prefer to sit around, as Douglas Coupland characters do, wittily reflecting on the minutiae of modern life. In the second half of the book, Ethan becomes involved in the purchase of a property known as Lot Ethan is effectively a latterday Oedipa Maas, trying to make sense of an overfed, depthless culture in which everyone else, it seems, is mad.

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[PDF] JPod Book by Douglas Coupland Free Download (464 pages)

However, when on form, he is possibly the most gifted exegete of North American mass culture writing today. But JPod is without a doubt his strongest, best-observed novel since Microserfs , to which it is a kind of sequel. JPod follows the lives of six drones who work together at a nameless gaming corporation on the outskirts of Vancouver. An angsty bunch, they come off less as fully formed human beings than the sum total of products they consume.

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And yet, I feel I feel I should preface this review by saying, Coupland is my favourite author. Like, by a really long way. I love all his books insanely much. Well, except Shampoo Planet. No one loves Shampoo Planet. Except Ryan Ross, apparently.

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