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All Families Are Psychotic (original 2001; edition 2002)

by Douglas Coupland

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Title:All Families Are Psychotic
Authors:Douglas Coupland
Info:Flamingo (2002), Paperback, 288 pages
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Rating:****1/2
Tags:General Fiction

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All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland (2001)

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    The Red House by Mark Haddon (SimoneA)
    SimoneA: Both books tell the story of a family with issues, from their different viewpoints. 'All Families' does it with lots of black humor, 'The Red House' with an interesting approach to the viewpoints.
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    Sugarless by James Magruder (amberwitch)
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Another by Coupland that I quite liked. Donating as I'm clearing my bookshelves for a move. ( )
  anissaannalise | Jan 1, 2014 |
A real page turner, with unbelieveable situations involving the Drummond family. A reunion in Florida near Cape Canaveral takes place in order to watch Sarah (daughter) launch into space. Mom, Janet, is dying and her politeness and manners go out the window. Her two sons, Wade and Bryan, her exhusband, Ted, along with Nickie (Teds new wife), Howie, Sarahs husband and Shw, Bryans true love, get into some humorous, crazy circumstances and you're afraid to put the book down. What will they do next!? ( )
  camplakejewel | Oct 29, 2013 |
This was the first book of Douglas Coupland's that I read, and am willing to read more but was not overly impressed. Parts of the story were hysterical but I lost interest partway through the book. I mean, seriously. This many things cannot happen to one family. ( )
  salgalruns | Apr 5, 2013 |
An amusing book to give to a family member. Or an amusing book to leave sitting on a coffee table for years after receiving it as a gift. Did not seem worth reading however. ( )
  joeyreads | Apr 2, 2013 |
Hilarious black humour. Dark, dark humour but the satire is buzzing and sparking with ideas. As nearly always, in a Coupland book the ideas are more important than plot or even character, but after just slogging through Don Quixote, this was exactly what I needed. ( )
  Phil-James | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Janet opened her eyes - Florida's prehistoric glare dazzled outside the motel window.
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On the eve of the next Space Shuttle mission, a divided family comes together...Warm, witty and wise, 'All Families Are Psychotic' is Coupland at the very top of his form. In a cheap motel an hour from Cape Canaveral, Janet Drummond takes her medication, and does a rapid tally of the whereabouts of her children. Wade has spent the night in jail; suicidal Bryan is due to arrive at any moment with his vowel-free girlfriend, Shw; and then there is Sarah, 'a bolt of lightning frozen in midflash' - here in Orlando to be the star of Friday's shuttle mission. With Janet's ex-husband and his trophy wife also in town, Janet spends a moment contemplating her family, and where it all went wrong. Or did it?

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