Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
huskyteer

  • Mood:

A Dictionary of the Near Future

Last night I finished Player One, Douglas Coupland's latest. It's set in an airport in a scarily believable disaster scenario. There's philosophy, and humour, and bar snacks. I liked it a lot.

When I discovered that the last section of the book was not more story! but a glossary of made-up terms touched on in the novel, I felt slightly swindled. But then I found a term for my mum - dimanchophobia, the fear of unstructured time - and one for me: fictive rest, the condition of being unable to sleep without having read at least a few sentences of a book first.

There's an incomplete list here. Enjoy!
Tags: books
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 20 comments