Douglas Coupland: Life After God

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Douglas Coupland is the voice of Generation X - or that's at least his reputation. Life After God continues exploring the life of that generation, a generation raised without religion. The book consists of eight short stories, told in fragmentary paragraphs decorated with Coupland's little drawings.

The stories are not connected, but circle around the same spiritual and emotional questions. What is the meaning of life, what to believe in when there's nothing to believe in anymore, what is love, what is death, what is being human? These are big questions and obviously Coupland doesn't give answers - he just offers some interesting points of view.

I'm not part of the generation Coupland writes about - perhaps someone born in the 1960's will find this book more important. However, many of the topics are so general, so commonly human that everyone should find something from Coupland's stories. Life After God is casual philosophy, and a rather pleasant little book despite all its sadness. (Review based on the Finnish translation.) [ Life After God at ]Life After God at LibraryThing ]

Other blogs writing about this book:
PDX Writer Daily: From the Library: Douglas Coupland's "Life After God"
Reading Notes: Review: Life After God
Hans Is Great: Life After God

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