23 December 2009

Such a bookish girl...

It's my birthday, so I've been buying myself presents. No, I didn't wrap them up; that would be stupid. I got a nice stripy Christmas jumper (you get used to it, this Christmas shit), some angora over-the-knee socks, the Florence & The Machine album, tickets to see Blithe Spirit at the theatre, and The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland. Happy birthday, me.

Regular readers among you will perhaps remember that Douglas Coupland is my favourite author. What you may not know is that I have every one of his novels (plus Polaroids From The Dead, which is classed as non-fiction), except Generation A. I was pleased to just happen upon this one random copy of The Gum Thief knocking about in Fopp as somehow it had totally slipped my mind. So, just because I can, may I present each work in backwards chronological order. The covers of Coupland books seem to change with the seasons; these are the versions I have.

(I'll let you in on a secret: I haven't read them all. I like to drip feed myself so I don't run out.)


  1. Love the covers. Most are different from those in Canada. Doug is an awesome fellow who I have had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with a few times. Enjoy Gen A when you read it...it's magnificent!

  2. Wow Elizabeth, I'm so envious of you meeting the great DC! He was in the UK recently, but unfortunately nowhere near where I live so I didn't get to see him. Oh well, next time... Best wishes, Clare


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