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JPOD, like all of Coupland’s books, is an easy read. Easy words, easy sentences, a lot of pop culture references, funny, smart-ass characters, and the author himself populate the book. Critics have hailed jPOD as version two of Coupland’s earlier work, Microserf, but we reckon that hardly matters. As with several other critical blips about jPOD (the book’s confusing format for one; the spelling out of pi’s digits for pages on end, another) hardly matter because you will read this book. And even if you say you won’t, you’ll probably end up reading it anyway. With Coupland injecting thought-provoking nuggets of modern wisdom and strange out-of-this-world situations, how could you resist not reading jPOD?

About the author
- Coupland was born to Dr. Douglas Charles Thomas and C. Janet Coupland on a Royal Canadian Air Force base in Baden-Söllingen, West Germany.

- Coupland’s literary influences are largely post-World War II novelists such as Margaret Drabble, Truman Capote, Kurt Vonnegut, Joan Didion, and the writings of Andy Warhol.

Douglas Coupland official website