Shampoo Planet | Critical Review by Michael Redhill

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Shampoo Planet.
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SOURCE: "'Generation X' Marked the Spot, but Its Successor Loses the Way," in The Globe and Mail, Toronto, September 5, 1992, p. C8.

Redhill is a Canadian poet and playwright. In the following review, he negatively compares Shampoo Planet to Generation X, stating that "Shampoo Planet is going to make Coupland look like a fluke, which I feel sure he's not."

Douglas Coupland's first book, Generation X, was a good read. Shampoo Planet his second, is good business. It makes its appearance approximately 18 months after his debut book…. Strike while the iron is hot, I guess. Unfortunately, Shampoo Planet is going to make Coupland look like a fluke, which I feel sure he's not. Where the scope of the first novel was stunningly large ("America"), Coupland has narrowed his focus in Shampoo Planet to six months in the life of one young man. Tyler Johnson is...

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