Shampoo Planets – book Report
The book I chose is Shampoo Planet, writen by Douglas Coupland. I chose to read this particular book because it was written by an author of my generation; generation X. Most books that were on the list were book written by people that were either dead or very old. They wrote about topics or themes that I could not personally relate to, so I chose Douglas Coupland because I wanted to support a young author like himself, and because I wanted to read something out of the ordinary.
Douglas Coupland was born on December 30, 1961. Helived his first four years of his life in Baden-Solling, Germany on a Canadian N.A.T.O. base. The names of his parents are Dr. Douglas Charles Thomas and Janet Coupland. He is the third son out of four in the Family.
Douglas moved to Vancouver, Canada, when he was four years old and he attended school here until he graduated at Sentinel Secondary School in 1979. After high school he attended Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1984. He was quite a good artist, for he earned a solo art show at the Vancouver Art Gallery.In Japan, in completed a two year course in Japanese buisness science in 1986. He has won many awards through out his life, but the two Canadian National Awards for Excellence in Industrial Design stand out from the rest.
Mr. Coupland has written five novels. He started out with Generation X, and then came Life After God and then came Microserfs. His last book was Poaroids From the Dead, but before that was Shampoo Planet. Life After God and Polaroid From the Dead are not really novels but just compilations of short stories and anecdotes, some from his own life.
I think that this book, about a guys life. The cover has a picture of the top part of a persons head, forehead and up, with messy hair. By looking at the cover, I feel that this book will look into the mind of a person. What they are thinking and what it is like to live in todays society. Most books that were on the list were written years and years ago. This book, in my opinion, will reflect the times and life of an adult in the modern age. The title Shampoo Planet is enough to make one think that this book is no ordinary book. IT is different from all the rest it is alittle bit creative.