Generation A is a novel set in a near future where bees have become extinct. The story revolves around five main protagonists and is told with a shifting-frame narrative perspective. The book explores new ways of storytelling in a digital world and is a mix of humor and humanity, which are two of Coupland’s strengths.
The main themes of the book include the place of the story in an increasingly disinterested world, the impact of technology on human ability to appreciate narratives, and the sense of being part of humanity’s final step into oblivion.
What I Liked
This is definitely the best Douglas Coupland novel I’ve read. It’s also the only one that hasn’t aged too much. Many of his predictions are surprisingly accurate.
What I Did Not Like
Not a whole lot – a bit weird in parts.