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“Coupland writes a sparkling sentence and a mean epigram.”—Entertainment Weekly “Coupland has crafted a formidable pop style that hooks up dead-on. Liz Dunn is fat, lonely and has no friends. That sounds harsh, but Coupland faces unpleasant facts head on in this poignant, funny, intrepidly offbeat new novel. By: Douglas Coupland Media of Eleanor Rigby By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways.

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Eleanor Rigby

View all 7 comments. I think the deeper meaning, if there was any, was lost on me. Unique story-line and good follow-through despite a hokey plot twist at the end.

It all feels like posturing. I wonder, if douuglas this weird questions that appear in his books are basically his questions…and all these random thoughts are his.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 02, RandomAnthony rated it it was ok. Oct 10, Barbara Carter rated it liked it. I noticed some of the reviewers had an issue with the more outlandish turn-of-events but I On an emotional level this novel was exactly what I dougglas craving; a main character I could relate to, quirky characters and situations and lots of lovely little details.

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Minor spoilers in the form of dougas Follow your dreams in The really remarkable thing is how accurately Coupland — via Liz — pins down that specific feeling: Just laying it all out in the open. I think this is my second Coupland book and it was a good read.

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It does this purposefully against the grain; unlike the usual Coupland read, it jettisons mourning as a kind of wasteful self-indulgence. Picking up after the first several pages, which were a cliche depiction of lonely Liz Dunn, this was the case. Still, overall not a bad read. By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways in which loneliness affects us all.

So it was a nice break from heavier reading. He loves the lyrical ephemera of pop. Unlike Liz, though, I must confess to having a social life.

He has visions of the end of the world. Time is whimsical and cruel. Ding-Dongs and gin, eightplex screens, a “Kleenex box full of already nostalgic Polaroid snapshots”. Extremely funny yet quite moving and even plausible: Mar 29, Kalisa Hyman rated it it was ok. Dec 14, Sara rated it it was ok.

Jul 22, Venessa rated it it was amazing. The beauty in t This is a step away from Coupland’s usual; there’s the same piercing prose, the same uncanny finger on the heart of modern life, the same engrossing characters, but the language has been stripped down to essentials.

Don’t throw you’re life away because you think this is all there is. So much weirdness that didn’t seem to serve any purpose.

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Liz opens her heart and her couplanf to her ailing son, determined to make the most of the time they righy left. That’s quite charming in most cases, but I just don’t follow it here.

I said, “Klaus–” He said, “Yes,” but didn’t look up at me. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I find it interesting that there is never any tension between these two. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In the present, Jeremy has died. But somehow, despite the feeling that I knew Liz, her story was entertaining without really hitting home. And at some point this story made my eyes wet.

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She’s overweight, crabby, and plain, but behind her eyes lurk whole universes that she’s never had the opportunity to express. He has written and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England, and in resumed his practice as a visual artist, with exhibitions couppland spaces in North America, Europe and Asia.

I found this book to be less than memorable.

A charming lost soul couplannd a strange visionary, Jeremy upends Liz’s quiet existence, triggering a chain of events that take her to the other side of the world and back, endangering her life just as a real chance at happiness finally seems within reach. The first part of the novel, narrated by Liz, jumps between these two ocupland, constantly reminding the reader that these are moments in the past. And in fact, one All the lonely people—where do they all come from? On an emotional level this novel was exactly what I was craving; a main character I could relate to, quirky characters and situations and lots of lovely little details.