Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dear Doug...

Dear Douglas Coupland,

Thank you for writing a new book, and thank you for setting it for release in the month of my birth... what a lovely gift!

"In the near future bees are extinct - until five unconnected individuals, in different parts of the world, are stung. Immediately snatched up by ominous figures in hazmat suits, interrogated separately in neutral Idea-like chambers, and then released as 15-minute-celebrities into a world driven almost entirely by the internet, these five unforgettable people endure a barrage of unusual and highly 21st-century circumstances.
A charismatic scientist with dubious motives eventually brings the quintet together, and their shared experience unites them in a way they could never have imagined.

"Generation A" mirrors the structure of 1991's 'Generation X' as it champions the act of reading and storytelling as one of the few defenses we still have against the constant bombardment of the senses in a digital world. Like much of Coupland's writing, it occupies the perplexing hinterland between optimism about the future and everyday, apocalyptic paranoia, and is his most ambitious and entertaining novel to date."

Can't wait to crack you open! Yay!

Just watched GHOST on the W Network and cried my face off. Why do we do this to ourselves?

x and o
-Miss A

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

I watched part of it. Its really just too much. That movie is trying to kill me. That's why i stay away from it.