Shampoo Planet

by DOUGLAS COUPLAND | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0671755064 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pjlareau of Little Canada, Minnesota USA on 7/29/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by pjlareau from Little Canada, Minnesota USA on Friday, July 29, 2005

Journal Entry 2 by pjlareau at on Tuesday, October 4, 2005

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Journal Entry 3 by legbamel from Fargo, North Dakota USA on Monday, October 10, 2005
I could have sworn I posted a review of this one! At any rate, I am still not sure if I really like this book or not. I loved Coupland's command of language but the message of the story seemed to be, "Do whatever you want to and your family will still be there for you when you take a pause in being an idiot." Perhaps it's because I could not relate to the main character at all. While I enjoyed the breezy style and the great descriptions I didn't care for the story line.

Journal Entry 4 by legbamel from Fargo, North Dakota USA on Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Here's the order for the new international book ray - I'll be sending it out tomorrow if I get an address in time! And of course it's still wide open for new names.

Hellie - UK (Received & Sent)
Olliebear - UK (Received & Sent)
Aava - Finland
maupi - The Netherlands
Kizmiaz - Portugal
Chubsiewhubsie - US

Journal Entry 5 by legbamel at A fellow bookcrosser in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, December 22, 2005

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It's a holiday miracle! I finally got this book ready to be mailed to Hellie. Off on a ray it goes. ;)

ETA - Holy frijole! They told me 4-6 weeks for the book to get to you by surface mail and I was just settling in for a "patient" wait. I'm thrilled that it arrived already.

Journal Entry 6 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, December 30, 2005
srrived today - manyt hanks - 2 rings ahead of it,will get to it soon, then have it on it's way to olliebear - always nice when nexy in ring /ray is someone I know!
Also the book has come from part of the US I've never been - been to S dakota, but not N...one day!


sorry just realised I need to get onto this book pronto, will be next I swear...
will pm ollibear for addy so I can send on as soob n as read it! Life both in and out of work have been nuts lately but I know that's no excuse...

Thanks for patience!

update: 15.02.06 still awaiting olliebear's address wil pm again. ama away next week so may have to wait til i get back to be posted...

Book was an okay read but not as engrossing as I'd hoped. Well written though.


Journal Entry 7 by Olliebear from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 23, 2006
Arrived this morning, thanks Hellie! Will get onto this as soon as I finish the book I am reading.

Cheers!

Journal Entry 8 by Olliebear from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 18, 2006
I am really sorry, I just found this book and thought I had already journalled it and sent it on. Sorry for the hold up! Here is my review:

As with other Coupland books I loved his writing but was disappointed with the ending of the story. My favourite line from the story; "Another day in San Francisco and wooden houses painted the colour of children's thoughts." Beautiful imagery.
Aside from that, it started out well and I thought it was going to be a good story but he let it down with a naff ending where I was left feeling rushed ad wanting to know more. I really think this author has trouble ending his books and looks for the easiest way out everytime.

A great read, and I am grateful for the chance to read it, just a shame Coupland can't end his books properly.

I will get this on it's way as soon as I can.

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