Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Jordan Lee

I saw this today, and thought it was interesting seeing as how it relates to the book.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/03/22/school.shooting/

Jordan's take on "Hey Nostradamus!"

I have to start off by saying that out of the four novels we have read, this one was by far my favorite. I finished the book a couple of weeks ago and have nothing but good things to say about it, and that coming from a person who doesn't read very much, is saying a lot.
The main reason why I don't read very many novels is becasue I have trouble really getting into them and therefore finding myself wanting to dedicate time into a book. This book was different. I found myself WANTING to read it, unlike the others where they felt like total chores to read. I enjoyed every minute of this book. It kept me engaged and wanting to read on. I felt like the characters were actually talking to me and filling me in with their problems. I felt like I really got to know the characters as if they were real.
The noval was no short of suprises either, it has countless twists and turns in it which was one reason why I was so stuck to it. Chyrl dying, Reg's complete personality change, Jason's dissapearence, you get the picture. I will have to agree with Sam that the ending to the book was a bit on the dissapointing side, for I would of really lkeded to have be informed whether Jason was indeed dead or not. This book was to the point, no non-sense, and really kept me interested compared to the others.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Of Partied Days

I recalled Steve's statement that while Coupland wrote in the style and feel of Vancouver - in a way that brought to bear the history and atmosphere of this city - Gibson did not. I'm not entirely sure how true those words are, although I will admit that Coupland's work does feel less international.

That said, I feel Coupland's works are much more intimate - in each case, the character seems to be talking to the reader. Perhaps it is because each character is talking to an otherworldly presence while Gibson takes on a basic omniscient point of view - the characters in Gibson's books aren't necessarily talking to someone else, or even to themselves - it feels more as if someone's recounting the way they think.

Friday, April 01, 2005

like and dislike

hey guys Sam Huang posting again!!!

I just want to share my thought about what i like and don't like in the story. First of all I like how the author uses different protagonist in each part to carry on the story. In other words I like how the author writes it in different point of view throughout the story. What I don't like about the story is how the story end. I mean I would've love the story even more if the author at least tells us what happen to jason in the end of the story. The story got my hopes so high and thinking that it will explain to us what happen to jason. However, it never did. I was very dissapointed.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Point of View/ styles of writing

Hi guys this is Sam Huang posting here.

As you guys have realized that in the four parts of the writing in the novel, Douglas Coupland has written in different point of views and also different writing styles. In part one, 1988: Cherryl, it is written in cherryl's view and in part two, 1999: Jason, it is writtin in Jason's view. However in the third part, 2002: Heather and part four, 2003: Reg, it is written differntly. Although both are written in their views, Part three was written in jaurnal forms and in part four written in a letter form to Jason. I just wanted to know what you guys think of why the author decided to write it in that style ??

Just to add another thing, I think the reason why we're reading this book for class is the story is written in journal form (part 3, 2002: Heather). This part ties to the topic that we have been studying for the past many weeks: Blogging and non fiction.

Well hope to hear what you guys have to say

Monday, March 21, 2005

Hi Everyone! This is Jordan Lee speaking...

As far as "Hey Nostradamus" is concerned, I would just like to say that I have not enjoyed reading a book as much as I have enjoyed reading this one in a long time. I'm have almost finished the book and am looking forward to seeing how it ends. I have to give credit to Douglas Coupland on this noval for the way he keeps the readers on the their toes wondering what's going to happen. The book really engages the readers to read-on. Such an event like a school shooting is quite intense and is quite interesting to see how such a tragedy can effect the lives of many.

I will post further thoughts on the novel once I finish it.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Group Project !!

Since we all agree that our group project will be on the novel " Hey Nostradamus!" I'm just gonna start off the posting by sharing one of my thought with u guys on what i think of this book. Well, One important thing that i like what the author did was that Douglas Coupland has different views on the masscre. He wrote it in Cherryl's View and also in Jason's view which happens in part 2. This I find it very neat, because us the reader can see what Cherryl and Jason's view towards the incidents and how they react to it.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Hello and welcome to the deadest blog this side of the Styx.

I'd recently wrote some material comparing Sophie and a blog located at http://members.optusnet.com.au/white_gold/ - why don't some of you fine folk read that blog and tell me if you think it's worth discussing?

To be honest, I don't even quite recall what we're supposed to be talking about. =)