Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Laurel Boone

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Critical Review by Laurel Boone

SOURCE: A review of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, in Books in Canada, Vol. XX, No. 6, September, 1991, pp. 50-1.

In the following review, Boone unfavorably comments on Coupland's portrayal of the twenty-something generation in Generation X.

In Douglas Coupland's Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, indulged and self-indulgent teenagers have hit their 20s and mellowed out in California. Still doing dope and booze, they work at "McJobs" to keep themselves in food, shelter, and mind-altering substances. In the stories they tell to entertain and enlighten one another, they reveal themselves and fantasize about a future for which, in their real lives, they are too self-absorbed to prepare in any way except by moving on to Mexico. The cartoons, definitions, slogans, and other ephemera running beside the text in a separate column make shallow comments...

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