JPod by Douglas Coupland is a book I've started reading. Two words stood out when I read the inside of the jacket; Vancouver and Technogeeks. Within the first 20 pages, there's a dead body. I'll keep you posted.
Update: Oct 12/06. Currently up to page 200 and the more I read this story, the more I'm glad my parents are leading less dramatic lives.
Update: Oct 30/06. Finished reading the novel last night. It is an interesting life that Ethan (main character) leads. I give this book an A-OK. I think that the author is a bit full of himself though.