Thursday, January 28, 2010 |
Welcome to the discussion blog for Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland. My name is Andrea@CBC and I'm the moderator here. I was very excited when I learn that Roland Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) would be championing Generation X for this year's Canada Reads. First, I'm a big fan of Rollie's music and think he'll be a great panelist. Second, Generation X is my favourite Douglas Coupland novel.
Let's start the discussion by addressing the title of the book: Generation X. Full disclosure: I was born in 1980 and depending on who you ask, I'm not really part of this generation. That said, I really believe that what Douglas has written is applicable to people of all generations. The fact that Rollie was born in 1986 and still connected to the book says a lot. So let's start here: introduce yourself, tell us which generation you're a part of and how you feel about Generation X.