Douglas Coupland

Bill is wise. Bill is kind. Bill is benevolent. Bill, Be My Friend… Please! At computer giant Microsoft, Dan, Susan, Abe, Todd and Bug are struggling to get a life. The job may be super cool, the pay may be astronomical, but they’re heading nowhere, and however hard they work, however many shares they earn, they’re never going to be as rich as Bill. And besides, with all the hours they’re putting in, their best relationships are on e-mail. Something’s got to give…

Reviews of Microserfs

  • ‘An hilarious, moving read… Brilliantly observed, sharply written and constantly entertaining.’ NME

    ‘A funny and stridently topical novel. Coupland continues to register the buzz of his generation.’ Jay McInerney, New York Times

    ‘The writing is astonishing, the emotions genuine and the characters fully formed… Microserfs shows yet again Coupland’s ability to create rather than imitate.’ Irish Times

    ‘A witty novel with real heart.’ Sunday Telegraph