Title: Life After God
Author: Douglas Coupland
When you're young, you always feel that life hasn't yet begun - that 'life' is always scheduled to begin next week, next month, after the holidays or whenever - But then, suddenly you're old and the scheduled life didn't arrive. you find yourself asking, "well then, exactly what was it I was having - that interlude - that scrambly madness - all that time I had before? - Douglas Coupland.
Coupland is a man of his own genre !!Life After God is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. Don't let the title put you off, this book is simply an amazing piece of modern literature! Coupland is the God of Generation X slackers. The soothsayer of the God-less generation.
Life After God was written in a form of random journal entries, written by a narrator for his daughter. It is a thought-provoking and beautifully haunting collection of a broken man's rare insights and dark humors. The book has no specific storyline, the narrator talked about random subjects; the chapters were short but powerful and filled with hollow wisdoms and profound insights of a man who have fallen into the void of his own mundane existence.
What really fascinates me about Douglas Coupland is his ability to be profound without troubling his readers with confusing imageries and excessive usage of BIG WORDS. He delivered his wisdoms in the most honest and straight-forward manner, unlike some writers who like to linger forever on the unnecessary aspects of their stories. In one single page, Coupland could take you through bittersweet recollections of broken dreams and silent sorrow, bring your to the edge of loneliness and pull you down with him into the hollow void of his darkest fear, break you into a thousand pieces, play with your emotions until you forget who you are, where you are, where the real 'you' begin and end... in one single page.
Well, maybe I am exaggerating. But Life After God is amazing! Should you ever come across this book in the book store, BUY IT! It's A MUST READ!