Book Reviews of All Families Are Psychotic

All Families Are Psychotic
All Families Are Psychotic
Author: Douglas Coupland
ISBN-13: 9781582342153
ISBN-10: 1582342156
Publication Date: 9/7/2002
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Douglas Coupland at his quirkiest. This family is sweet and funny and very very messed up. Pop culture, ahoy!
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Helpful Score: 3
Puts the fun in dysfunctional.
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This novel tells the story of a dysfunctional Canadian clan that finds itself in Florida in 2001 to watch its only overachieving member take off as a member of the space shuttle crew. It's possible that one has never met a family quite as dysfunctional as the Drummonds. Their promblems include AIDS, liver cancer, suicidal depression, thalidomide-caused birth defects, baby-selling, adultery, illegal prescription drugs, just to name a few. You wouldnt' think that a book about this much tragedy is funny, but indeed it is. In fact, this book is very funny indeed. It's nearly impossible to explain the plot without spoilers, so suffice it to say that the novel jumps back and forth between the family's past and present, showing that they've always had issues. This is a great book for when you need something laugh-out-loud funny. Coupland has a tremendous gift for the bizarre and absurd. When you're done, you won't think your life is quite so strange after all.
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Fabulous! I always enjoy Douglas Coupland, but this is his absolute best. Deeply flawed and seemingly unlikeable characters, but after just a bit, you realize that you don't just like them. You love them. Just like our (psychotic) families.
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An interesting picture of crazy family life. Some of the situations are a bit of a stretch, but Coupland's characters themselves are worth the read.
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Terrible ending
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Weird and good.
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Very funny, quick read. And I thought my family was dysfunctional!!
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A little uneven, but often very funny.
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I'm a fan of Coupland - however this was not my favorite novel of his.

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