Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Ever 0434019909 hardcover published in 20, 03458731 hardcover published in 20, 0399168435 hardcover published in. He has published fourteen novels, two collections of short stories, eight nonfiction books, and a number of dra. Unlike in some of coupland s earlier novels, no attempt is made at deeper social commentary in worst. A secondaryunit camera operator is recruited by a production company to help film a reality tv show on a remote island in the pacific ocean. Douglas coupland was born on a nato base in germany in 1961. Its just possible that coupland player one, 2010, etc. We shot it in this desert location where they film mainly. He goes begging to his exwife fiona, owner of a west london casting agency. Coupland offers an excessonexcess satire of what he may see as the worst culture ever a judgment both expressed by and. Douglas coupland s gloriously filthy, sidesplittingly funny and unforgettable new novel, his first fulllength work of fiction in four years.
Raymond gunt likes to think of himself as a pretty decent guy. If this critique of mass culture is satirical, it hides it well, writes lucy ellmann. Pdf worst person ever by douglas coupland download pdf. In bit rot, douglas coupland explores the different ways in which twentieth century notions of the future are being. Jpod by douglas coupland penguin random house canada. Me as a hoser or, as theyre called in the us, a redneck.
Instead of laughter, however, he elicits frowns, annoyance and. Douglas coupland is nothing if not contemporary, and so his books are best consumed in a single sitting in advance of any best before. Douglas coupland is a canadian visual artist, writer, and designer. Douglas 20 hardcover by douglas coupland for online ebook. The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era. It is kind of like your wannabehip uncle at a family reunion, drunkenly uttering things he thinks are outlandish or offensive to get a reaction, but everyone is just rolling their eyes and wishing he would pass out on the couch. A deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value, its guaranteed to brighten up your day. Tales for an accelerated culture, popularized terms such as mcjob and generation x. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller generation x. The book is written in the first person, in what is known as the unreliable narrator style. One must assume his stance is still vaguely honourable and that he intends worst. The website of canadian author and artist douglas coupland. Douglas coupland oc obc born 1961 is a canadian novelist and artist. Raymond gunt, the narrator of coupland s generation a latest, is an unemployed cameraman and a horrible human being.
Raymond gunt likes to think of himself as a pretty decent guyhe believes in helping his fellow man and all that other good stuff. A deeply unworthy audiobook about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value, its guaranteed to brighten up your day. Douglas coupland discusses raymond gunt, the swearing capabilities of different nationalities and the reaction to worst. You just know the book is going to be good when the book jacket literally has a disclaimer on it saying viewer discretion is advised. A realtime fivehour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Douglas coupland is not a terribly careful writer, though in the more compassionate generation x, published back in 1991, he coined some good terms, including mcjobs. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Douglas coupland on george stroumboulopoulos tonight. The novel is the story of raymond gunt, an offensive and shocking. Raymond gunt likes to think of himself as a pretty decent guyhe believes in karma, and helping his fellow man. Author douglas coupland says hes not exactly sure how the character, with. The novel focuses on this characters direct and inflammatory reflections on the world around. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading worst.
Douglas 20 hardcover by douglas coupland free pdf d0wnl0ad. Raymond gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the worst. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal training. Author douglas coupland tells nprs arun rath that hes not exactly sure how the lead character of his new novel entered his mind. The 3 best dave eggers books 30 books every man should read by 30 photojournalist weegee and the art of. Sure, he can be foulmouthed, occasionally misogynistic, and can just generally rub people the wrong way. Player one douglas coupland haftad 9780099538189 bokus. Interview author and artist douglas coupland was in the red chair to talk about his new book worst.
If this critique of mass culture is satirical, it hides it well. This is a razorsharp portrait of a morally bankrupt and gleefully wicked modern man, worst. A razorsharp portrait of a morally bankrupt, gleefully wicked modern man, worst. Ever is ultimately a tiring and even boring exercise. Raymond gunt, in the words of the author, is a living, walking, talking, hot. He has published thirteen novels, two collections of short. In bit rot, douglas coupland explores the different ways in which twentiethcentury notions of the future are being. As the title implies, the main character, raymond gunt, is not a nice person. Most of them came here to escape pathetic lives in the forty nine other states, so in some sense, hawaii is a scenic culdesac filled with people who want to drink themselves to death without feeling judged.854 1446 964 1448 940 943 73 63 1369 83 146 863 1531 1455 1370 346 1013 581 831 68 213 1039 776 1039 1250 1352 1104 1003 633 305 220 729 997 887 650 1351 1273 220 1098 36 1250 1202 1354 298 839 1410 565 379