Girlfriend in A Coma

Girlfriend in A Coma

Book - 1998
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Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : HarperCollins, 1998
Branch Call Number: FICTION COU
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings)


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May 23, 2017

Engrossing, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful, this one of my all time favourites. A book worth reading more than once.

Dec 28, 2015

Quite possibly one of the weirdest/most terrible books I have read. It showed great promise with the concept and where Coupland could have taken it... I agree with Mnemonic... "WTF" was a very common thought while I was reading it. I remained hopeful that it would improve and never did. I really loved his other book "Worst. Person. Ever." and found it very funny and an easy read... this was not even close to the same style of writing and was very disappointing.

Mnemonic Feb 01, 2014

The premise of the book was very promising. The idea of being 17 one day and in your 30s the next, in a body that is a shadow of your former self, is something to think about. Though it is thought provoking at times, I couldn't properly digest the "big event" that happens and what follows. I don't know how many times I said "WTF?" while reading. I said it once, and I'll say it again, I hate it when the big reset button is used as a plot device. However, one can appreciate the book for its ideas on our current culture, our continuous search for meaning and value of our lives, and our obsession with sensationalism and celebrities.

Apr 22, 2010

My all time favorite book! I have actually read it every summer for the past decade!
Douglas Coupland is a genious!
An easy and entertaining story about young love and growing up! It comments on severla modern issues plaguing society!
I would give it ten stars if possible!

kantoni Sep 12, 2009

I had a hard time putting this book down. Douglas Coupland is the only author that can put me into this unexplicable mind set...


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PimaLib_WilliamB May 06, 2015

A dark somber story built around signs that the world is coming to an end. A boy and girl have a romantic night together, and she falls into a coma for two decades after but produces a child. A haunting story.

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