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    PDF Hey Nostradamus Douglas Coupland É 9 characters free read Hey Nostradamus The heart of a man is like deep waterOh wow what a novel It's really no accident when novels become international bestsellersI'm at risk of sounding like a clichéd critic but screw it Hey Nostradamus is at times wickedly hilarious stunningly poignant and utterly tragic And I don't use those words lightly I don't say something is hilarious unless I've laughed and I often laughed aloud while reading this If you enjoy a

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    read ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Douglas Coupland Douglas Coupland É 9 characters free read Hey Nostradamus I knew basically nothing about this book before I started reading it And even though the flap mentions a massacre in the high school not a spoiler I wasn't prepared for those details and I as read the first part I actually felt very scared which was uite appropriate for what I was reading At the end I again felt uite emotional for different reasons and was impressed with what the author could doCrazy things happen in t

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    free read Hey Nostradamus PDF Hey Nostradamus read ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Douglas Coupland It’s 1988 On a morning unlike any other at a suburban high school in Vancouver 3 teens attempt to achieve the highest kill count in the history of school shootings Flash forward 11 years into the future; the incident has or less been forgotten by most but remains ingrained in the memories of a select few closest to the

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    free read Hey Nostradamus Douglas Coupland É 9 characters read ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Douglas Coupland What a great book I didn't know what to expect coming into this one but wow The world can be a very awful place and this one gives no apologies in depicting it as well as the lasting conseuences of such things My heart hurts and I'm still seeing here cheering for how it ended

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    Douglas Coupland É 9 characters read ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Douglas Coupland free read Hey Nostradamus This is the worst book I've ever read and I've read in progress drafts from beginning writers There's zero difference in the narrative voices There's a gimmick for how the story is being told ex a letter notes by a court stenographer

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    PDF Hey Nostradamus I wanted the book to be so much MORE I was really intrigued by the description “As far as I could tell Jason and I were the only married students to have attended Delbrook It wasn’t a neighborhood that married young It was neither religious nor irreligious although back in the eleventh grade English class I did a tally of the twenty six students therein five abortions three dope dealers two total sluts an

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  • Paperback
  • 244
  • Hey Nostradamus
  • Douglas Coupland
  • English
  • 07 May 2019
  • 9781582344157

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review Hey Nostradamus ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Eighborhood declares its saints brands its demons and moves on But for a handful of people still reeling from that horrific day life remains permanently derailed Four dramatically different characters tell their stories Cheryl who calmly narrates her own death; Jason the boy no one knew was her husband st. Warning Do not read this while depressedMy primary coping mechanism whilst depressed is reading But picking up a random work from the stack of 200 or so unread books isn t gonna do the job The book has to be undemanding in terms effort to read and preferably plot driven and gripping James Blish was my go to author in this circumstance for many years but I ve read all his novels too many times in recent years Ditto a number of other authors who I know would fit the bill Which leads back to the unread pile and taking a bit of a risk Hence Douglas Coupland who has only let me down once in half a dozen or so books and has always been fairly compelling Now across all the books I ve read by Coupland the general themes have remained constant how to cope with a modern world that isolates people and offers no automatic purpose in life The reason this hasn t become boring or tiresome is that he seems to come at the uestion from an at least slightly different angle each time his answers aren t always the same if he gives any in that particular book and the general tone and mood varies too So in Generation X we are offered run away to Mexico as a solution In Microserfs make virtual Lego or is that Jpod or seriously work for yourself not some giant inhuman corporation In Miss Wyoming running away doesn t work so Generation X turns out not to have the right answer after all And so on Some of these are post modern and ironic even openly comic eg Generation X and Jpod Others are or less earnest like Eleanor Rigby and Miss Wyoming And here s the risk some are really upbeat and others are not This one also shows Coupland s great skill with first person voice character creationSo Hey Nostradamus Starts with a school shooting massacre obviously intended to be reminiscent of the Columbine incident and then gallops off into a discussion of religion redemption despair forgiveness and how parents can screw up their children The plot is gripping but in retrospect completely preposterous and goes off in directions I would never have guessed The protagonists have various fates and one is left to sift through the aftermath and try to figure out what if anything Coupland is saying about Christianity It s no straightforward thumbs up or thumbs down And the outcome for some people is optimistic for others well don t read this book if you are depressed

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review Hey Nostradamus ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Pregnant and secretly married Cheryl Anway scribbles what becomes her last will and testament on a school binder shortly before a rampaging trio of misfit classmates gun her down in a high school cafeteria Overrun with paranoia teenage angst and religious zeal in the massacre's wake this sleepy suburban n. Original Sin in British Columbia Original Sin is real It s called language especially language badly used Sometimes this sin is redeemed by the beautiful or startling or at least interesting use of language in fiction Hey Nostradamus is an instance of entirely unredeemed original sin an example of writing because one can write with nothing much to write about Perhaps that s the author s point the vacuity of life in VancouverWhat starts as a YA account of her death by a naive teenage religious fundamentalist turns into a bizarre story of Canadian Noir The bleak side of Vancouver s smug suburban calm is the central topic Although a Canadian city Vancouver is culturally part of the American Pacific Rim like Seattle Portland San Francisco and Los Angeles than Calgary Toronto and uebec Not a twin but an analog something with the same general features but a particular identity Or as religious people say a soulVancouver has the same chain restaurants as the cities further South the same automobiles the same adverts and the same crumby motels It faces the Orient with its back to the mountains and the biggest highways run South not East The Union Jack and the Confederate Stars and Bars are analogous both designating distinctions with subliminal power Its snobbery is all West Coast Even though it thinks itself special it s really only Orange County in the rainNevertheless according to Coupland Vancouverites are particularly strange folk High school kids elope to Las Vegas a man agrees to impregnate his sister in law hours after his brothers death but only in Las Vegas the sister in law casually commits murder to conceal the conspiracy once again Las Vegas the safety valve for all West Coast cities the man himself disappears so his girlfriend not his sister in law pay attention goes in search of well not him but his analog who is understandably upset at being found not in Las Vegas surprisingly but in Portland an analogous cityWhat appears to be a constant among these characters is an obsession with self expression They all feel compelled to write about a high school massacre religious hypocrisy vague international drug deals counterfeiting gangland revenge the search for the mythical Sasuatch a phoney psychic who knows about running a good scam and the psychic s mark who incredibly participates in it These epistolary adventures have no real narrative connection with each other Each occurs and is then left hanging as a fact the reader is meant to absorb and forget Each narrator refers to him or herself largely in the third person Obviously they are all the author in not very convincing incognito Eually obviously the adventures are not his own What then is the subject of this fiction Ah yes the city the city whose uniueness apparently lies in its particularly weird residents none of whom are particularly believable or interesting Too bad about Vancouver s lack of soul The Sound System Design Primer paranoia teenage angst and religious zeal in the massacre's wake this sleepy suburban n. 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review Hey Nostradamus ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ill marooned ten years later by his loss; Heather the woman trying to love the shattered Jason; and Jason's father Reg whose rigid religiosity has separated him from nearly everyone he loves Hey Nostradamus is an unforgettable portrait of people wrestling with spirituality and with sorrow and its acceptan. This is the worst book I ve ever read and I ve read in progress drafts from beginning writers There s zero difference in the narrative voices There s a gimmick for how the story is being told ex a letter notes by a court stenographer compelled to tell her story The plot is laughable and the character reactions could be called unrealistic if the characters themselves behaved the least like actual people I mean Well someone saw us together in this Vegas hotel lobby so naturally I killed him not actual uote just actual storylineI read this for a book club It was the only book I read for the book club I would sell it except that I feel wrong inflicting this literary pain on other peopleBTW Coupland seems to have some very rabid supporters When I blogged a longer review after reading it and then a shorter softer review at they came out of the closet to tell me how I didn t get it and how ludicrous my opinion is They re entitled to that opinion and I m entitled to mine this book sucks