My family is psychotic.
March 25, 2003 1:39 AM
The Guardian offers up the first chapter
in Douglas Coupland's novel All Families are Psychotic
. One of the reviews at Amazon sums it up best...
Coupland's style is straightforward and self-aware. Like in his other books (for some reason, Microserfs comes to mind immediately), he's very capable of quickly drawing in the reader with a complex cast of characters who are faulted, funny, and fully human.
I certainly found that to be the case in Microserfs (which I read three or four times several years ago) and I appreciate the self aware style. Blogging is a lot like that where the writing is expected to be read, and the relationship between author and reader is casual.