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Bloomsbury, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 554 pages
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Ethan and his five co-workers are marooned in JPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive game-design company. There they wage battle against the demands of boneheaded marketing staff who torture them with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is being invaded by marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, global piracy and the rise of China. Everybody in both worlds seems to inhabit a moral grey zone, and nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly strait-laced parents or Coupland himself…

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Fun to read and a surprising plot. - Goodreads
The writing was so very stilted, too. - Goodreads
hilarious and full of insight - Goodreads
Crappy plot, but that's not so much what it's about. - Goodreads
i loved every moment of this gibson-esque page turner. - Goodreads
... easy to read, easy to put down, easy to pick up. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cameron Root - Goodreads

While very clever with its humor, jPod definitely loses points with a fuzzy, non structured plot. The fist part of the book was thoroughly enjoyable, but by the middle of the novel, I could sense the story wasn't really going anywhere (which it didn't) and reading became more of a chore. Read full review

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User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

The antics. They're so wacky. Maybe 3 stars. 2.5. Whatever. I don't care. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Douglas Coupland is a novelist who also works in visual arts and theatre. His novels include Generation X,All Families Are Psychotic, Hey Nostradamus! and Eleanor Rigby. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit

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