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@Read Book ⚪ Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture ê Andy, Dag and Claire have been handed a society priced beyond their means Twentysomethings, brought up with divorce, Watergate and Three Mile Island, and scarred by the s fall out of yuppies, recession, crack and Ronald Reagan, they represent the new generation Generation XFiercely suspicious of being lumped together as an advertiser s target market, they have quit dreary careers and cut themselves adrift in the California desert Unsure of their futures, they immerse themselves in a regime of heavy drinking and working at no future McJobs in the service industryUnderemployed, overeducated, intensely private and unpredictable, they have nowhere to direct their anger, no one to assuage their fears, and no culture to replace their anomie So they tell stories disturbingly funny tales that reveal their barricaded inner world A world populated with dead TV shows, Elvis moments and semi disposable Swedish furniture With some things you know exactly what they re going to be like before you experience them and you hope you re proved wrong I saw A Mighty Wind recently and shouldn t have bothered good film well made and all, but utterly predictable As was Generation X DC is a snappy writer, he s Tom Wolfe s kid brother, and this book should have been a collection of smart essays like Kandy Kolored Tangerine Streamlined Baby etc It doesn t really leave the ground as a story with characters And also, re With some things you know exactly what they re going to be like before you experience them and you hope you re proved wrong I saw A Mighty Wind recently and shouldn t have bothered good film well made and all, but utterly predictable As was Generation X DC is a snappy writer, he s Tom Wolfe s kid brother, and this book should have been a collection of smart essays like Kandy Kolored Tangerine Streamlined Baby etc It doesn t really leave the ground as a story with characters And also, really, he is a bit too self regardingly clever So if you don t come from Generation X itself are therefore reading this out of sheer nostalgia, forget this and check out three funny movies about similar stuff Clerks, Office Space and Empire Records For years before reading this book I hated it I hated it so much I think at least half of my zines have somewhere the line Fuck you Coupland at least once in some rant My hatred of him was immense, seriously For example if I had been driving my car and I had seen him I would have run him over Of course like any good hatred I only had superficial reasons for hating him, I had never read his work, I only saw the catchy looking books and saw them as a disgusting marketing device And of cour For years before reading this book I hated it I hated it so much I think at least half of my zines have somewhere the line Fuck you Coupland at least once in some rant My hatred of him was immense, seriously For example if I had been driving my car and I had seen him I would have run him over Of course like any good hatred I only had superficial reasons for hating him, I had never read his work, I only saw the catchy looking books and saw them as a disgusting marketing device And of course there is the name of this book, and the fact that I hated the whole Generation X thing that in the 90 s seemed to be thrown about all the time But then I read the book, and I found I actually really really liked the book, and that I didn t hate Douglas Coupland and that I had been wrong in my irrational hatred Oh well I guess I m sorry for all the times I told you to go fuck yourself in my zine Does the term overload make or break the novel Lets just say that in its o so 80 s rampantly materialistic take on self imposed post mid twenty crisis survivors, the book may want to break itself This is the equivalent of what Reality Bites was to film zeitgeisty, important, conspicuous.It is a fun lexicon like novel that reads like The Decameron or the Canterbury Tales in modern day The protagonists don t know it but actually live in an age where nothing is happening and so the storie Does the term overload make or break the novel Lets just say that in its o so 80 s rampantly materialistic take on self imposed post mid twenty crisis survivors, the book may want to break itself This is the equivalent of what Reality Bites was to film zeitgeisty, important, conspicuous.It is a fun lexicon like novel that reads like The Decameron or the Canterbury Tales in modern day The protagonists don t know it but actually live in an age where nothing is happening and so the stories they tell themselves atop their middleclass hill both alienate them from the events of the country and transforms them into monolithic figures Okay, they bitch these X ers like any new generation that becomes conscious of its own incongruities but lounging by the pool Clearly they had it better than us, we may have it better than our yikes children In my generation, well, let s just say I am super glad to pay a kings ransom for my Cap Hill Lladro priced matchbox apt The stories all come from spiritual castaways in their bourgeois splendor they try hard to break from , including, obviously, the too cool author That they all bear the same register of tone, the same intelligent tone, gives the work arealistic splendor that s richly inventive, playfully evocative Young white privilege all dressed up and no where to go