Life After God, by Douglas Coupland


From The Guardian (February 7, 1995)

by Nicholas Lezard

An ambling sequence of narrative and regretful memory rather than a novel, loosely tied to the story of a failed relationship, punctuated with the author's cartoons. Contemporary fiction as the Novel Lite. The sparkiness and deft intelligence of Coupland's previous work is absent here: for all its engagement with Big Issues, it's thin, almost exhausted, horribly close to mawkishness. But I am quoted on the front cover, calling it "charming". And it is, if you are feeling indulgent