Eleanor Rigby

by DOUGLAS COUPLAND | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by Breeze144 of Ajax, Ontario Canada on 10/24/2006
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Found this on bookcloseouts.com!

Journal Entry 2 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 04, 2006
Strange but totally engaging story. I want to accuse Coupland of wrapping things up too neatly, but nothing was neat...

He seems to write in a very blunt way, but there are less obvious messages in there. Bizarre, but a great read!

Will pass this along to a friend very soon!

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Thursday, November 09, 2006
Awesome! I received this from Breeze as a birthday present! Thanks Bree! Douglas Coupland is one of my favourite Canadian authors. I'm really looking forward to reading this!
Thanks again! :)

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 06, 2007
Liz lives a lonely life, and that''s really all she can think until she gets a call from a hospital claiming that an admitted patient has her name on their allergy bracelet. Liz can''t think of who it is so she goes to the hospital and realizes that it is the son she put up for adoption when she was 16, which was over 20 years ago. Liz wants to know all about her son, Jeremy, and what his life has been like, but he is dieing of MS and does not have much time.

Liz enjoys her time with Jeremy and realizes that she isn''t as lonely as she used to be. She reminisces over her trip to Rome when Jeremy was born, but she can''t remember who his dad is and how exactly she became to be pregnant.

As usual for a Coupland book, this is a bit bizarre. I always find it interesting how Coupland can write, really, about nothing at all yet still make it interesting. I''m sure there were a lot of deeper messages about life and the general ways of society, but I''m kind of dense when it comes to things like that. I didn''t find the characters as whiny as some other Coupland novels I''ve read. This book was weird, but interesting.

I think I''m going to RABCK this to a special Bookcrosser :)

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 02, 2007
Sent off today to Geishabird as a special thank you RABCK :)

Journal Entry 6 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 15, 2007
Awww, thanks Lauren! That was sweet of you... :)

Journal Entry 7 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 01, 2008
A very enjoyable read. Coupland makes some nice observations about the nature of loneliness, but does it in a non-whining way. I can't stand books about lonely people who whine about being lonely. Whatever Liz is, she's no whiner!

The episodes detailing Jeremy's visions and how they relate to the other issues interwoven throughout the book could have fallen flat if handled by a writer who took himself too seriously; luckily, Coupland has a light touch for the most part and it works pretty well. He's always a fun read, and I appreciate that he chooses quirky subject matter and handles it in an fresh and interesting way. (The Frankfurt airport sequence was a hoot.) Thanks very much for sharing this, Lauren!

Journal Entry 8 by geishabird at phone booth (see release notes for details) in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 17, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (1/17/2009 UTC) at phone booth (see release notes for details) in Toronto, Ontario Canada



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Happy reading!

Journal Entry 9 by trumpetguy from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Sunday, March 01, 2009
I'm going to re-release the book where I found it, in a phone booth at Queen St. E & Woodbine Ave. This was a good read, and my introduction the Douglas Coupland. Thanks!

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