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Girlfriend in a Coma
by DOUGLAS COUPLAND | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Kuranes of not specified on Friday, December 03, 2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Dani75): travelling


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Kuranes from not specified, not specified not specified on Friday, December 03, 2004

9 out of 10

A very beautiful, yet also very disturbing book. I bought it 1 1/2 weeks before I went to a trip to Canada to visit my brother with the rest of my family and also went to the location of the book, Vancouver. Yet I didn't know that when I bought the book!
I'll wait for some time and race through it again, and then make it a BookRing.

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After making love for the first time, high school senior Karen Ann McNeil confides to her boyfriend Richard of the dark visions she's been recently suffering. It's only a few hours later on that snowy Friday night in 1979 that she descends into a coma. Nine months later she gives birth to a daughter, Megan, her child by Richard, the protagonist of this disturbingly funny novel.
Karen remains comatose for the next seventeen years. Richard and her circle of friends reside in an emotional purgatory throughout the next two decades; passing through careers as models, film special effects technicians, doctors, and demolition experts, before finally being reunited on a conspiracy-driven supernatural television series.

Upon Karen's reawakening, life grows as surreal as their television show. With apocalyptic events occurring, Karen, Richard, and their friends explore the essential mysteries of life, faith, decency, and existence. Amid the world's rubble they attempt to restore their own humanity. 


Journal Entry 2 by Kuranes from not specified, not specified not specified on Saturday, December 04, 2004

This book has not been rated.

This book goes to:
1. Vargas
2. fannynatalie
3. SabinaLorenz
4. Dani75
5. anitakorn

Homework for all BookRing participants: When reading, underline every song title you can find in the book with a pencil (some are not very obvious) and write your name on the sidelines to "score". Do not erase previous underlinings!
EXTRA BONUS for the line referring to the book title (it's in there, I know it!)! 


Journal Entry 3 by Kuranes at on Saturday, December 18, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Monday, December 20, 2004 at about 11:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Cafe "zum Schwammerl" Siebenbrunneng.14, 1050 Wien in Wien, Wien Austria.

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Endlich geht das Buch an den ersten Ringteilnehmer, Vargas. Hat sich also doch ausgezahlt, mir ständig schlechtes Gewissen wegen der MeetUps zu machen ;-).

Viel Spaß damit, und die Hausübung nicht vergessen (siehe oben)! 


Journal Entry 4 by Vargas from Reichenau an der Rax, Niederösterreich Austria on Wednesday, December 22, 2004

This book has not been rated.

von Kuranes beim Stammtisch im Schwammerl erhalten. 


Journal Entry 5 by Vargas from Reichenau an der Rax, Niederösterreich Austria on Monday, January 10, 2005

This book has not been rated.

surreal und distubing. wie erwartet.

Hoffe, dass es ok ist, dass ich Julie28 noch vor fannynatalie eingeschoben habe.... 


Journal Entry 6 by Vargas at on Monday, January 10, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Released on Monday, January 10, 2005 at about 8:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Cafè Schwammerl in Cafe "Zum Schwammerl" 1050 Wien, Wien Austria.

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hab es an julie28 weitergegeben, die mir das buch dann wieder zurück gibt ... und dann geht es weiter an fannynatalie 


Journal Entry 7 by Holgersson on Sunday, February 13, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Von Vargas bekommen, wird wohl etwas dauern, bis ich damit durch bin... 


Journal Entry 8 by wingfannynataliewing from Wien Bezirk 08 - Josefstadt, Wien Austria on Friday, March 25, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Got the book yesterday from Vargas. Nobody has done the homework so far and I don't know, if I am the right person to start it, because I am rather bad in remembering song titles or lines. Well, let's see! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingfannynataliewing from Wien Bezirk 08 - Josefstadt, Wien Austria on Sunday, April 10, 2005

7 out of 10

Finished the book yesterday. I found it rather disturbing and not at all funny. It reminds us of how short life actually is and that we waste a lot of time by doing boring jobs, being consumers only and sleeping away our days. Nevertheless I thought that the author treated the topic in a shallow way and that his criticism was free from answers to the problem.

I started to do the homework, but did not have the time to continue after the first chapter. In addition I also did not like the idea of writing into the book very much. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingfannynataliewing at on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (4/14/2005 UTC) at

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Wird für SabinaLorenz hinterlegt. 


Journal Entry 11 by wingSabinaLorenzwing from Wien Bezirk 19 - Döbling, Wien Austria on Monday, April 25, 2005

This book has not been rated.

am Samstag im Pickwicks geholt 


Journal Entry 12 by wingSabinaLorenzwing from Wien Bezirk 19 - Döbling, Wien Austria on Wednesday, August 31, 2005

6 out of 10

Finally I was able to finish reading the book. It took me that long, because I didn't like the pace in which the story was told. Karen wakes up and then nothing particilarly interesting is going to happen for some time and pages.
The part about the destroyed world was confusing and alarming, but somehow I even missed to get the Author's point. Of course we waste our times with jobs and distraction and other useless things, but I didn't get any answer from the book.
BTW: I don't think, that adults would like to destroy everything, which is around them, because they are bored and without a goal in their life.
So the end was rather frustrating and to me, it wasn't an end at all. It would have been interesting to see the change in Richard, Pam, Wendy and the others.
Anyhow, it was interesting to read, but I didn't find any song titles ;-) Sorry for that!
 


Journal Entry 13 by wingSabinaLorenzwing at on Thursday, September 01, 2005

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/1/2005 UTC) at

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Book has been sent to Dani75 in Germany 


Journal Entry 14 by Dani75 from Rudersberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, September 08, 2005

7 out of 10

Received the book today. Looking forward to reading it.

I liked the story very much end enjoyed reading it!

It´s now on the way to anitakorn by mail :) 




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