Worst. Person. Ever.

Hardcover | October 8, 2013

byDouglas Coupland

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Douglas Coupland''s gloriously filthy, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable new novel, his first full-length work of fiction in four years.

Worst. Person. Ever. is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value. Raymond Gunt, in the words of the author, "is a living, walking, talking, hot steaming pile of pure id." He''s a B-unit cameraman who enters an amusing downward failure spiral that takes him from London to Los Angeles and then on to an obscure island in the Pacific where a major American TV network is shooting a Survivor-style reality show. Along the way, Gunt suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment, is forced to reenact the "Angry Dance" from the movie Billy Elliot and finds himself at the centre of a nuclear war. We also meet Raymond''s upwardly failing sidekick, Neal, as well as Raymond''s ex-wife, Fiona, herself "an atomic bomb of pain."
     Even though he really puts the "anti" in anti-hero, you may find Raymond Gunt an oddly likeable character.

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Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable new novel, his first full-length work of fiction in four years.Worst. Person. Ever. is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value. Raymond Gunt, in the words of the author, "is a living, walking, talking, hot steaming pile of pure id." He's a B-unit cameraman who enters...

DOUGLAS COUPLAND was born on a NATO base in Germany in 1961. He is the author of the international bestsellers Generation A and JPod, and nine other novels including The Gum Thief, Hey Nostradamus!, All Families Are Psychotic and Generation X, along with non-fiction works including a recent short biography of Marshall McLuhan. His work has been translated into 35 languages and published in most countries around the w...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Random House Of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345813731

ISBN - 13:9780345813732

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gunt the Gumby Raymond Gunt is a horrible person that you will love to hate. You will feel good about yourself while hating him and hate yourself a little for cheering him on. Douglas Coupland scores again.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worst person ever Wow.makes you blush,laugh and cringe at every turn
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book If you like Coupland, you will likely enjoy this book. I found it to be funny and an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst.Book.Ever Lost me with 9/11 joke. It's never okay to joke about such atrocities.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst. Book. Ever. Funny as a crutch.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worst. Person. Ever. Best. Book. Yet. .
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amusing read! Quite funny at times with an absurd storyline that pulls you in deeper with every page. Light and delightful!
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money Pathetic book. Not funny, not interesting.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worst. Person. Ever. This is an exceptionally funny read. A must!
Date published: 2013-11-13

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