"Hey Nostradamus"! is Coupland's first novel to feature a full complement of three-dimensional characters... It is a measure of Coupland's new-found objectivity that he grants Reg the final word. The masterful concluding section of the book presents a pitiful portrait of a wretched, broken figure who has come to realize that he terrorized others as a means of extinguishing the terror within himself... Somewhere deep in Coupland's consciousness is a little door marked "greatness". He may slip through it yet.