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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Book Tip: JPod by Douglas Coupland

Funny, absurd and unconventional are words that describe JPod very well. The story focuses on Ethan and his co-workers situated in a dead-end part of a software company, the last person to leave this particular cubicle group died... A main part of the story are the strange things these guys come up with to find some distraction from work such as writing a love letter to Ronald McDonald or finding a wrong number in the first 100'000 digits of Pi. Those 100'000 digits are even printed, so the reader can search as well. Another unique thing about the book is it's design there are pages where the writing is minuscule others where a couple of catch phrases are supersized and take up almost all the page.
All in all it's been a very entertaining read and I'm definitely going to check out more of Coupland's work.

Rating: 4.5/5


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