Reading: Worst. Person. Ever by Douglas Coupland
I think I first discovered Douglas Coupland’s books in university when I was borrowing books from the National Library in Singapore really often. I’ve read quite a few of them and revisited his books when I was living in Beijing and craving for English fiction.
His writing style is simple and fluid and the narratives always go somewhere. Best kind of travel read for commutes. Worst Person Ever aims to adapt the style of “bi ji” 笔记 which means notebook without any links or implications to story/fiction writing.
I unfortunately didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did before, I think it could also be the time and space I’m in where I found the protagonist self indulgent and tire’s a lot of pop culture references, mid life crisis sort of unhappiness and dilemma with a plot propelled along by random events.