Book Reviews of Hey Nostradamus!

Hey Nostradamus!
Hey Nostradamus
Author: Douglas Coupland
ISBN-13: 9780679312697
ISBN-10: 0679312692
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Random House Canada
Book Type: Hardcover
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A fascinating look at the aftermath of a (fictional) high school shooting. This isn't Coupland's normal territory, but he captures the voices beautifully.
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This is a really well written novel, with great perspective and amazing depth of character. It is both beautiful and tragic at the same time, and leaves the reader with a sense of loss at the conclusion that three days later I still can't shake.
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Totally balled at the end. I read Girlfriend in a Coma and wasn't impressed with Coupland until a friend made me read this. It totally changed my mind about the author. The entire time I was reading it I was wishing more people knew Jason, He was such an amazing character.
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If you like writing that grabs you and absolutely can put you in the emotional scenes of the characters, this is the one for you!

I loved it and cried in the book as I witnessed the challenges of raising children and still trying so hard. These children can be hard and are full of mischief and very non-predictive.

This is a great read, I would give it five stars easy. Coupland never writes less than five and this is better than his best!
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only made it half-way through. I'm not a big fan of the author's style of writing
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Not Coupland's best book, but I did enjoy it.
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The book is in 4 parts. In each part it tends to flip back and forth with the characters, but he writes in a way that you can't be confused. So anyway the main part of the book centers around a fictional school shooting in 1988 in North Vancouver, Canada. The main character, Cheryl, one of the victims recounts the events that led up to the shooting.

Part 2 takes place in 1999 and is told by Cheryl's husband, Jason. Jason recounts the events that took place between he & sheryl before the massacre, afterward the massacre. He also talks about his relationship with his parents & brother. Trust me this is a scrwed up family.

Part 3 takes place in 2002 and is told by Heather. Heather was Jason's present girlfriend. She describes their relationship with him up until he simply disappears.

Part 4 is told by Reg, Jason's estranged father who sold out his own son and now feels guilty about it because his family has desserted him.

It's a good book and I really loved it, but it does not begin or end well for any of the characters inside.