Sara Levine definitely, without a doubt, comes from Generation X. Her characters have that slacker wit. They hold degrees in literature and work as clerks at the Pet Library. Bored twenty-somethings don’t aspire for management positions; instead they opt for loafing around, obscure art and horn-blowing. Her character is likeable and loathesome at the same time! How did she do it?
Douglas Coupland would love this, I think. He likes a bit of verbal flair. He enjoys an unreliable narrator (see The Gum Thief.) And he likes things that are compact and small: Sara Levine admits she likes philosophies that fit in a paragraph, and novels that last as long as a nosebleed. This one was a little bit like a dark, nasty, hysterical nosebleed. Read me!!!