Thursday, May 18, 2006

Douglas Coupland interview

Ever since my friend Ali gave me a copy of "All Families are Psychotic", beacause I liked the picture of the rocket on the front, I've been hooked on Coupland. He has a wonderful ability to sum up an emotion in a sentence, to capture what you've felt with characters you can empathise.

Time magazine carries an interview with the author in advance of the release of his new novel, J-Pod. He makes an interesting observation about blogs:

TIME: Do you write a blog?

DC: No. I used to keep blogs, formerly known as diaries. Back in the '90s, I did it for a while. What I found is that when you go through your day, you begin reclassifying your life into "that will make a good blog entry" or "that won't make a good blog entry." Suddenly your life isn't your life anymore.

How true. If you haven't read any of his work, I reccomend "Life After God" and "Girlfriend in a Coma". I have pre-ordered J-Pod and am looking forward to settling down on a big recliner by the pool in the Italian sunshine and reading it on holiday.

Read the rest of the interview here.


David Williamson said...

Your blog entries would make a good life.

David said...

Douglas Coupland is the god of 'story-telling'.