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JPod

A Novel
Coupland, Douglas (Downloadable Audiobook - 2006)
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JPod
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Very evil ... very funny. A lethal joyride into today's new breed of technogeeks, Douglas Coupland's new novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers are bureaucratically marooned in JPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver video game design company. The six JPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a bone-headed marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. JPod's universe is amoral and shameless--and dizzyingly fast-paced. The characters are products of their era even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral gray zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself. Full of word games, visual jokes, and sideways jabs, this book ...
Authors: Coupland, Douglas
Statement of Responsibility: Douglas Coupland
Title: JPod
a novel
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2006
Playtime: 134702
Notes: Duration: 13:47:02
Unabridged
Title from: Title details screen
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Performers: Read by Marc Cashman.
Summary: Very evil ... very funny. A lethal joyride into today's new breed of technogeeks, Douglas Coupland's new novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers are bureaucratically marooned in JPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver video game design company. The six JPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a bone-headed marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. JPod's universe is amoral and shameless--and dizzyingly fast-paced. The characters are products of their era even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral gray zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself. Full of word games, visual jokes, and sideways jabs, this book ...
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Headings: Computer games Fiction Electronic games industry Fiction
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Humorous fiction
Topical Term: Computer games
Electronic games industry
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9781415932063 (OCoLC)68906823
ISBN: 1415951098
9781415951095
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Audio
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