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The Gum Thief - Douglas Coupland I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of books in my life, and reviewed most of them, so you would think that I wouldn’t have trouble coming up with things to say or trouble figuring out the plot..

But alas..

I really have no idea what to say here, because this book? What the hell?

Normally in books there is at least one interesting character? Right? I mean, we have to have at least one person to root for or at least just like? Right? That’s not asking too much.. Right?!

Anyway, so this book is about a middle-aged alcoholic loser, also known as Roger, who works at a Staples shop. A shop that deals with paper and pens and post-it-notes. He’s writing a diary, and writing as one of his co-workers, Bethany, who happens to see the diary one day, and so a weird friendship forms. Keep in mind that Bethany is a 20 year old Goth chick..

We follow this friendship through letters and intertwined among all the letters is a story called “Glove Pond.” It’s a story or novel that Roger is writing and that Bethany really, really likes..

Honestly I don’t know what this book is trying to say. Is it that you should always cherish what you have? Because then Roger definitely fucks that up, yeah well, considering he’s spending all his time either drinking, playing with his dog or writing a 20 year old kinda messed up girl or her mother, instead of noticing his own daughter..

The amount of people to like in this book?



It was a quick and easy read though, and I’m so thankful for that fact that I’ll give it an extra star.

2 stars.