this is not a review: player one, by douglas coupland

The Massey Lectures begin broadcasting today. I’m curious to see how they come across, given that this year they take the form, not of essays, but of Douglas Coupland’s novel, Player One, in five parts. The book is, essentially, about disconnection in a wired world. I heard Coupland read briefly a few weeks ago in a fairly intimate setting (an event … Continue reading this is not a review: player one, by douglas coupland

this is not a review

I don’t review books. I read them and sometimes I write what I think about the book or what the book makes me think. I write pretty much what I might answer if you were to call me and say: so how’d you like that book? But I rarely answer the phone, so please don’t call… … Continue reading this is not a review

the first, second, third and fourth gifts of the season

  The first gift was finding my old lumber jacket in the trunk of my car, in my Survival Box, which also included a flashlight that didn’t work and inedible chocolate. The second was doing the debit machine at the grocery store without my glasses and when it said did I want cash back I pressed ‘Yes’ … Continue reading the first, second, third and fourth gifts of the season