Bit Rot is a gem of the digital age. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on Netflix ... you can't stop with just one. 'Bit rot' is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. As Coupland writes, 'Bit rot also describes the way my brain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones'. Bit Rot the book explores the ways humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness. Coupland, just like the Internet, mixes forms to achieve his ends. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life. The result is addictively satisfying for Coupland's legion of fans hungry for his observations about our world. For almost three decades, his unique pattern recognition has powered his fiction, and his phrase-making. Every page of Bit Rot is full of wit, surprise and delight.
"Coupland adopts...an Andy Warholish mode, somewhere between mocking, lamenting, celebrating even the most troubling aspects of postmodernity." Times Literary Supplement
Douglas Coupland geboren 1961 auf einem NATO-Stützpunkt in Deutschland, wuchs in Vancouver auf, wo er auch heute als Autor und Künstler lebt. In den späten Achtzigern begann er für lokale Magazine zu schreiben, daraus resultierte 1991 sein Erstlingswerk, das ihn schlagartig berühmt machte und zum Sprachrohr einer Generation werden ließ.