Coupland was one of my favourite authors until this piece of crap came along. I was so disappointed. I'd thought the "just ok" Girlfriend in a Coma was an aberration, having loved Microserfs and others so very much. I guess age has not been kind to Coupland's story-telling. I will probably read a few of his other books, especially the pre-crap ones. I can't remember if I've read Shampoo Planet or Generation X (probably have tho), so I'll be starting there. Jpod will probably be the one that makes my decision to keep or terminate my 'relationship' with this author.