Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland

Every novel I've read by Douglas Coupland has been wonderful, and Eleanor Rigby is no exception. I love how current and modern Coupland's novels are, and at the same time, there's always some kind of spiritual thing going on. Also, he captures so many things I've thought or felt but couldn't put into words like he does. He's one of my favorite authors, but I ration his works, so there's always something I can go read when I feel like it.

Other Coupland novels I've read and loved: Microserfs (the first one I read); Shampoo Planet (Jon read an advanced release copy I got as part of a gag gift when I worked at the BYU Bookstore, and I teased him for a long time about it, because the title and cover were so ridiculous, and then I had to apologize to him about all the teasing after I read it many years later); Miss Wyoming (probably my least favorite, but I still liked it a lot); Hey Nostradamus; Generation X; Girlfriend in a Coma (which has lyrics from various Smiths songs incorporated throughout the text); and All Families are Psychotic (my favorite).


  1. Never heard of these. Would I like them?

  2. You might like them. There's usually some language and the subject matter can be kind of serious, though usually treated with plenty of humor. You should try one and see what you think. Try Girlfriend in a Coma or Microserfs, maybe. Although you might also like Eleanor Rigby. I think he's a great writer.


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