|Criticism of Douglas Coupland's Works|
Critical reaction to Coupland's work has been mixed. Some critics have faulted what they consider his weak plots and characterizations, while others have lauded his portrayals of North American youth and his original dialogue and imagery. Despite the success of Generation X, some commentators have suggested that Shampoo Planet and Life after God are more thematically advanced works. For example, Victor Dwyer has said that Shampoo Planet "shows a maturing writer artfully evoking the hopes and dreams of a generation that has good reason to have little of either," and Wil Blythe has called Life after God "Coupland's most accomplished fiction to date."Note: Critical Reception is reprinted from Contemporary Literary Criticism. I claim no copyright over it.
Criticism of Coupland by others
Books Of Douglas Coupland
Critical resources in periodicals on him
Forum, January-February 1993, p.41-42