[Hey Nostradamus [BOOK] Free read Epub By Douglas Coupland


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Hey Nostradamus

Pregnant and secretly married Cheryl Anway scribbles what becomes her last will and testament on a school binder shortly before a rampaging trio of misfit classmates gun her down in a high school cafeteria Overrun with paranoia teenage angst and religious zeal in the massacre's wake this sleepy suburban n Original Sin in British Columbia Original Sin is real It s called language especially language badly used Sometimes this sin is redeemed by the beautiful or startling or at least interesting use of language in fiction Hey Nostradamus is an instance of entirely unredeemed original sin an example of writing because one can write with nothing much to write about Perhaps that s the author s point the vacuity of life in VancouverWhat starts as a YA account of her death by a naive teenage religious fundamentalist turns into a bizarre story of Canadian Noir The bleak side of Vancouver s smug suburban calm is the central topic Although a Canadian city Van

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Ill marooned ten years later by his loss; Heather the woman trying to love the shattered Jason; and Jason's father Reg whose rigid religiosity has separated him from nearly everyone he loves Hey Nostradamus is an unforgettable portrait of people wrestling with spirituality and with sorrow and its acceptan It s 1988 On a morning unlike any other at a suburban high school in Vancouver 3 teens attempt to achieve the highest kill count in the history of school shootings Flash forward 11 years into the future the incident has or less been forgotten by most but remains ingrained in the memories of a select few closest to the tragedyI was really enjoying this book I could go so far as to say I was loving it However right up to about the halfway point something so insane occurred that it took me completely out of the story and nearly ruined the entire novel for me Coupland spends a decent amount of time building a world in which I bought in to characters that I

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Eighborhood declares its saints brands its demons and moves on But for a handful of people still reeling from that horrific day life remains permanently derailed Four dramatically different characters tell their stories Cheryl who calmly narrates her own death; Jason the boy no one knew was her husband st I knew basically nothing about this book before I started reading it And even though the flap mentions a massacre in the high school not a spoiler I wasn t prepared for those details and I as read the first part I actually felt very scared which was uite appropriate for what I was reading At the end I again felt uite emotional for different reasons and was impressed with what the author could doCrazy things happen in this book but only one felt very unrealistic and that still kind of bothers me though I understand what the author was trying to achieve with it I thought perhaps I d end up giving this one less star than I did but the themes the effects of suc


10 thoughts on “Hey Nostradamus

  1. says:

    Disappointing More so for the second half of the book; which veers off in another direction that the first Four narrative voices make up the novel with the theme being the aftershock of a Columbine High School style massacre Trouble

  2. says:

    The heart of a man is like deep waterOh wow what a novel It's really no accident when novels become international bestsellersI'm at risk of sounding like a clichéd critic but screw it Hey Nostradamus is at times wickedly hilarious st

  3. says:

    Original Sin in British Columbia Original Sin is real It’s called language especially language badly used Sometimes this sin is redeemed by the beautiful or startling or at least interesting use of language in fiction Hey Nostradamus is an instance of entirely unredeemed original sin an example of writing because one can write with nothin

  4. says:

    Warning Do not read this while depressedMy primary coping mechanism whilst depressed is reading But picking up a random work from the stack of 200 or so unread books isn't gonna do the job The book has to be undemanding in terms effort to read and preferably plot driven and gripping James Blish was my go to author in this circumsta

  5. says:

    I had no idea what this book was when I started reading it so I can't say I was expecting great things I wasn't expecting

  6. says:

    I knew basically nothing about this book before I started reading it And even though the flap mentions a massacre in the high school not a spoiler I wasn't prepared for those details and I as read the first part I actually felt very scared whi

  7. says:

    It’s 1988 On a morning unlike any other at a suburban high school in Vancouver 3 teens attempt to achieve the highest kill count in the history of school shootings Flash forward 11 years into the future; the i

  8. says:

    What a great book I didn't know what to expect coming into this one but wow The world can be a very awful place and this one gives no apologies in depicting it as well as the lasting conseuences of such things My heart hurts and I'm still seeing here cheering for how it ended

  9. says:

    This is the worst book I've ever read and I've read in progress drafts from beginning writers There's zero difference in th

  10. says:

    I wanted the book to be so much MORE I was really intrigued by the description “As far as I could tell Jason and I were the only married students to have attended Delbrook It wasn’t a neighborhood that married young It was neither religious nor irreligious although back in the eleventh grade English class I did a tally

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