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Hey, Nostradamus


The latest Douglas Coupland novel, just out in paperback, is set in the aftermath of a high school massacre, not unlike that which happened at Columbine. This time it takes place in Vancouver, but there are plenty of quite purposeful similarities.
We follow the story from the point of view of four people over a period of years. The links are made between each of the four, as they each tell their story in turn.
I felt a little disappointed by this novel to be honest. Is this ground too well trodden now? Maybe not, but I felt that it was just that bit too similar to other Coupland work.