Yearly Archives: 2009

THE GUM THIEF – Douglas Coupland

Rain City Reads   December 31, 2009   Comments Off on THE GUM THIEF – Douglas Coupland

“Just because you’ve been born and made it through high school doesn’t mean society can’t still abort you. Wake up.” Anyone who has ever read Douglas Coupland’s work is familiar with his uncanny ability to take the everyday world around him and turn it into a vehicle for insight into the human condition. His new novel, The Gum Thief, is… Read more »


Rain City Reads   November 24, 2009   Comments Off on POPULAR FAVOURITES

There are a bunch of books on my shelves that I don’t quite know what to do with. Every time I peruse the shelves looking for a book to write about, one that I loved or that meant something to me, I pause when I reach them but feel a sense of futility when I seriously consider writing about them…. Read more »


Rain City Reads   November 22, 2009   Comments Off on BONK: THE CURIOUS COUPLING OF SEX AND SCIENCE – Mary Roach

If you’ve ever been curious about the postal service’s contribution to treating erectile dysfunction, what exactly went on in Alfred Kinsey’s attic, and what, if any, is the benefit of sex machines, this is the book for you. Mary Roach, who is best known for her book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, the best-selling book about corpses (a… Read more »


Rain City Reads   November 21, 2009   Comments Off on THE PROJECT

For the last year and a half, I have been writing reviews of new books for an arts and entertainment website. This is great for several reasons. One of the main reasons being, of course, that I get free books. As any bibliophile knows, this is a dream come true. Since I was old enough to read, I have been… Read more »