All Families are Psychotic

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Flamingo, 2002 - Dysfunctional families - 279 pages
11 Reviews
On the eve of the next Space Shuttle mission, a divided family comes together... Warm, witty and wise, All Families Are Psychotic is Coupland at the very top of his form: 'Irresistibly hilarious, unique and wonderful' Independent on Sunday In a cheap motel an hour from Cape Canaveral, Janet Drummond takes her medication, and does a rapid tally of the whereabouts of her children. Wade has spent the night in jail; suicidal Bryan is due to arrive at any moment with his vowel-free girlfriend, Shw; and then there is Sarah, 'a bolt of lightning frozen in midflash' -- here in Orlando to be the star of Friday's shuttle mission. With Janet's ex-husband and his trophy wife also in town, Janet spends a moment contemplating her family, and where it all went wrong. Or did it?

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User Review  - salgalruns - LibraryThing

This was the first book of Douglas Coupland's that I read, and am willing to read more but was not overly impressed. Parts of the story were hysterical but I lost interest partway through the book. I mean, seriously. This many things cannot happen to one family. Read full review

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User Review  - joeyreads - LibraryThing

An amusing book to give to a family member. Or an amusing book to leave sitting on a coffee table for years after receiving it as a gift. Did not seem worth reading however. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Douglas Coupland first came to prominence as the author of Generation X (1995). He followed that with a sequence of ever-more daring and inventive novels, including Life After God, Girlfriend in a Coma and Hey Nostradamus! He lives in Vancouver.

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