Susan Colgate is an unbankable former tv star and child beauty pageant contender. As she walks away from the disaster virtually unscathed, Susan, too, decides to disappear. If she were to walk away from the wreckage now, before the emergency crews get here, she could disappear and nobody would ever know… Meet John Johnson — action film star Bel Air P. Most importantly, the end of the book feels like the beginning of something good. The story of John's mother Doris was particularly well told.
At first, I didn't really get drawn into the book as I like to when reading a book like this one. I couldn't wait to be done. I can't think of any way to make that phrase sound less filthy!! Unlike his previous work, however, Miss Wyoming is more than just two twentysomethings feeling a bit alienated. The characters are wonderfully written and the story-telling superb. Its all and more, a story that lingers. Maybe it's that well-documented Canadian self-loathing that resents seeing one of our own succeed. Miss Wyoming, though newer, feels less fresh.
I think partly because, as always seems to happen with Coupland's books, I read the description on the flap or the back and I do an internal eye-roll at all the Wackiness and Unlikeliness. Neither is it up to par with other Coupland novels. This is a straight-up novel. Perhaps his ideas never did altogether work as writing, and despite all his best efforts, will never quite fit inside the conventional novel form. Other than Generation X and All Families are Psychotic, I'd always had fond memories of this book.
Though I don't have a copy handy for reference, I feel like this also happened with me and Girlfriend in a Coma, the inverted expectations of a wacky book containing too much care for its characters to ever be fluffy or dumb. . I loved this book the first few times I read it. When a plane crash leaves her as the only survivor, she realises that she could just disappear: with everybody presuming her dead, she would be free to start a new life. I found the story to be unbelievably boring! Susan and John, both smart and strong, have survived Hollywood's cruelty and capriciousness. Maybe it's because Life After God was total quasi-philosophical crap, and it was one of three crappy books I brought on my honeymoon, making Le Coupland one-third of the reason I had to lower myself to borrowing one of the leave-a-book, take-a-bo There's something in me that hates Douglas Coupland.
Miss Wyoming, as you can see, is structured around fantasies of escape. A bit of a recurring theme with Coupland, but a good one nonetheless. Douglas Coupland has a special relationship with furniture. Maybe it's that well-documented Canadian self-loathing that resents seeing one of our own succeed. Книга, похожая на жидкость для мытья посуды в яркой упаковке: никакой питательности, но приятно пахнет яблоками и быстро заканчивается. A downward spiraling Hollywood action hero John throws away all his possessions and hitch-hikes across the Western United States.
And I went to all that trouble because I totally gave a shit! While dead, he has a vision of Susan Colgate. Real loneliness was smothering and it stank of hopelessness. Images have an eerie cast to them, like they are waiting for you to put your special glasses on to make them stand out of the page. It reminds me of when semi-smart people have had a little too much to drink and think they are making profound statements about the nature of the world. It's not a sex thing.
The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era: global piracy, boneheaded marketing staff, people smuggling, the rise of China, marijuana grow-ops, Jeff Probst, and the ashes of the 1990s financial tech dream. Frightening in the sense that, yes, this is the human condition. He sees words as pictures and picture-captions. И всякий раз, как я попадаю в эти годы, то, может быть, на долю секунды могу если не увидеть, то почувствовать будущее. Even now, the website at coupland.
Publication date 2000 Media type Print , Preceded by Followed by Miss Wyoming is a novel by. Lacking direction or purpose, he is not as admirable as Susan, but he is endearingly earnest. And although Susan and John live in Hollywood, the most difficult place in America to do anything with integrity or substance, by the novel's end they have embarked upon something noble and honest. But his characters are just so interesting. Waking up in an L.