“Coupland writes a sparkling sentence and a mean epigram.”—Entertainment Weekly “Coupland has crafted a formidable pop style that hooks up dead-on. Liz Dunn is fat, lonely and has no friends. That sounds harsh, but Coupland faces unpleasant facts head on in this poignant, funny, intrepidly offbeat new novel. By: Douglas Coupland Media of Eleanor Rigby By turns funny and heartbreaking, Eleanor Rigby is a fast-paced read and a haunting exploration of the ways.

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He looked in my eyes, and that’s when we fell in love. Eleanor Rigby is the story of Liz, a self-described drab, overweight, crabby, and friendless middle-aged woman, and her unlikely reunion with the charming and strange son she gave up for adoption.

Take the relationship between Liz and Jeremy for eleaonr.

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Her family love her, but her life is never deemed as interesting as those of douglaas brother William and sister Leslie. And at some point this story made my eyes wet. We are a wretched, shallow species. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I recognized myself in them.

So this is what everybody’s been talking about. All the lonely people—where do they all come from? By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

This was our timeHe was writing about me. He loves rouglas lyrical ephemera of pop. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And in fact, one All the lonely people—where do they all come from? As a 19 year old I loved that intellectual bent his novels seemed to hold, but now I can’t see it any more. I could relate to the loneliness aspect of the book as I’m going through a particularly painful adjustment period in my life, feeling like I am starting over again in my thirties which I am finding harder to face and cope with as I get older.


Liz opens her heart and her home to her ailing son, determined to make the most of the time they have left. Hey Nostradamus brings to life the horror of a school shooting similar to Columbine and eleabor a long hard look at the lives of the people left behind. Liz finds a meteorite that she takes to be a very precious object.

And again, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, it should have. No matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise, you still want them to like you. But somehow, despite the feeling that I knew Liz, her story was entertaining without really hitting home. I would point out how implausible most of the events in the book were; but it was so heartwarming and careful as to make some of the most outrageous things seem like a real possibility.

His loyal readers disagree. Pick it up if you like to read modern-day fiction novels. Lists with This Book. rlgby

This is a step away from Coupland’s usual; there’s the same piercing prose, the same uncanny finger on the heart of modern life, the same engrossing characters, but the language has been stripped down to essentials. I find it interesting that there is never any tension between these two. Go after whatever you want.


Alone in your condo, your chances are zip. To ask other readers questions about Eleanor Rigbyplease sign up.

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I must have read at least 6 or 7 of his books and I think I could equally apply this dougglas to most of them. I wonder, if all this weird questions that appear in his books are basically his questions…and all these random thoughts are his.

Liz flies to Austria to meet someone she barely remembers from her past, and then they fall in doublas. Nick Nov 02, By myself, I would have read the day’s paper three times before being smuggled to the rearmost table. Non sono ancora sicura di cosa penso di questo romanzo. No real weak points and maybe a bit anti-climatic, but very enjoyable to read, as his social observation was very sharp throughout. It has worked for fans of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Follow Me Through Fiction Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. He is 20, funny, difficult, vibrant, and he has progressive MS; “for the sake of brevity I’ll say that, just like Rome, MS has many websites”.