An analysis of the book shampoo planet by douglas coupland

You will be shocked at the insensitivities and transgressions you are capable of, yet you will be unable to stop them. Later, as you get to be my age, you will see your friends begin to die, to lose their memories, to see their skins turn wrinkled and sick.

Its depiction of the Global Teen generation is similar to the depiction of Generation X in the previous novel, yet it suffers from comparison to Generation X. You will see the effects of dark secrets making themslves know - via their minds and bodies and via the stories your friends - yes, Harmony, Gaia, Mei-lin, Davidson, and the rest - will begin telling you at three-thirty in the morning as you put iodine on their bruises, arrange for tetanus shots, dialand listen to them cry.

They have decided to start selling a product satirically labeled KittyWhip, which is a gourmet cat food product line. At the very introduction of the novel, Dan divorces Jasmine. It is in Los Angeles that Tyler begins to comprehend advice that his mother gave him about loneliness.

Popular culture[ edit ] It has been referenced by the show Ergo Proxywhose 21st episode was named after the book, and by the band Panic! You will develop black secrets and commit black actions.

Life at that point will become like throwing a Frisbee in a graveyard; much of the pleasure of your dealings with your friends will stem from the contrast between your sparkling youth and the ink you now know lies at your feet.

They are quite wealthy, but they will not share their wealth with their family members. The only payback for all of this - for the conversion of their once-young hearts into tar - will be that you will love your friends more, even though they have made you see the universe as an emptier and scarier place - and they will love you more, too.

Shampoo Planet

I still remember a time when society cared about other people. He is obsessed with his haircare products, having a collection of different brand name products, most featuring names invented by Coupland. I still remember Pierre Trudeau. They are Monique and Stephanie. He is in a relationship with a girl named Anna-Louise, and dreams of working for American Defense Contractor, Bechtel.

Tyler, his sister, Daisy, and his brother, Mark, band together to help Jasmine through her troubling time. Older people have to somehow convince young people that better things are possible.

His time in Los Angeles is wrought with strife. Tyler feels himself become more drawn to Stephanie than Anna-Louise. They are optimistic when compared with their siblings in the X Generation. Coupland himself has claimed that the novel is too contrived. Jasmine is an ex-hippie who is married to an alcoholic man named Dan.

However, they do not have experience with leaders who show care for other people. To them, Ronald Reagan is emperor". He calls his mother by her first name, Jasmine. The primary character, Tyler, is a "Global Teen", what was popularly labeled in the media as Generation Y.

Tyler tells us about his European vacation, and the events that lead to him meeting Stephanie, and what it means to have Stephanie visit them in Lancaster. Part Three[ edit ] Tyler, deciding that his life in Lancaster is not interesting enough, leaves with Stephanie to live in Los Angeles.Douglas Coupland was a pioneer of this type of fiction and `Shampoo Planet' is an excellent example.

Tyler is a young man who wants to be a yuppie, but he lives in a backward town and has a family full of hippies to keep him ultimedescente.coms: SHAMPOO PLANET. by Douglas Coupland. BUY NOW FROM by Douglas Coupland SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS: Fiction.


NOTES OF A CROCODILE. by Qiu Miaojin our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Shampoo Planet is Douglas Coupland's second novel, published by Pocket Books in It is a thematic followup to Coupland's first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated novel deals with Tyler, a Global Teen, who shares many characteristics of the character Tyler from Generation X, the younger brother of Andy, Generation X's narrator.

Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland Shampoo Planet is the rich and dazzling point where two worlds collide--those of s parents and their s offspring, /5(9). Shampoo Planet is the rich and dazzling point where two worlds collide -- those of s parents and their s offspring, "Global Teens." Raised in a hippie commune, Tyler Johnson is an ambitious twenty-year-old Reagan youth, living in a decaying northwest city and aspiring to a career with the corporation whose offices his mother once firebombed/5(43).

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