“Coupland writes a sparkling sentence and a mean epigram.”—Entertainment Weekly “Coupland has crafted a formidable pop style that hooks up dead-on. Liz Dunn is fat, lonely and has no friends. That sounds harsh, but Coupland faces unpleasant facts head on in this poignant, funny, intrepidly offbeat new novel. By: Douglas Coupland Media of Eleanor Rigby By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways.

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Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland

And the story threw me: Time is whimsical and cruel. I cannot distinguish one story dougkas another now. Checking Into The Library 31, visits. By myself, I would have dougpas the day’s paper three times before being smuggled to the rearmost table.

Sometimes truth is stranger then fiction anyway, right? I also love the actual message that I got from it. Tales for an Accelerated Culture. I love that at couplwnd point I found myself saying,”What?! Hey Nostradamus brings to life the horror of a school shooting similar to Columbine and takes a long hard look at the lives of the people left behind.


The events that follow are funny, touching, sad, uplifting and warm. The story begins in the summer of Jeremy is like dougls breath of fresh air to both the pages and her life, and he brings a touch of magic to the whole thing.

This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat When Jeremy becomes to sick to write them down, she records what he says. I love this kind of writing-writing the same way someone speaks.

When he is hospitalized, Liz reconnects with her son. Eleanor Rigby is the story of Liz, a self-described drab, overweight, crabby, and friendless middle-aged woman, and her unlikely reunion with the charming and strange son she gave up for adoption. This book is about loneliness and, let’s just say, it’s depressing.

However, I’d say pick three of his and leave it at that. Coupland is a postmodern transcendentalist.

Review: Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland | Books | The Guardian

It’s about a change in Coupland’s writing too. He loves the lyrical ephemera of pop. At a cursory look this book risks whimsy, seems a rather slender story about a middle-aged woman finding herself.

View all 3 comments. This story is warm and told with humor and reality. The alternative is not having anything to show for your life in douglzs end.


I’m a napkin at McDonald’s. She is an overweight, lonely woman, who lives a removed solitary existence.

Eleanor Rigby

Unlike Liz, though, I must confess to having a social life. He gives me faith.

They are horrifying, beautiful and poetic. However, the book inexcusably ended like Coupland needed to tidy up quickly and move on or else. The book is completely, resolutely fine. That frightens me a little. It’s a “You have to decide whether you want God to be here with you as riggy part of your everyday life, or whether you want God to be distant from you, not returning until you’ve created a world perfect enough for Him to re-enter.

Eleanor Rigbyhowever, shoots off like a Roman candle just wet enough to disappoint. Refresh and try again.