The Gum Thief, by Douglas Coupland

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One of my favorite authors, but I didn’t really care for this book too much. Coupland is one of the best writers in the world at point of view — this story, like Hey Nostradamus, which I liked a lot — is written from many, many different points of view. The way he does it is amazing — craft is in evidence here for sure. Lots of points of view within points of view (i.e. characters writing from other characters’ points of view). But at the end of the day, I didn’t care much about the characters, so the book was a disappointment for me. Hopefully next time.

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