Ben Parzybok

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Book news

Lots of nice developments to post on Couch.

First – the new cover! Drawn by UK Graphic Novelist Andi Watson

Super nifty and really gives a lot of emphasis on the adventure and their decay. I love how it’s wraparound.

This cover is up on Amazon, Powell’s still shows the old one for now.


Second: I have a few reading dates.

September 15th: I’ll be signing books at PNBA

November 14th: Reading at Powell’s books in Portland

November 17th: Reading at Elliot Bay Book Co in Seattle

Third: Paul La Farge was kind enough to read and blurb Couch:

“A lot of people are looking for magic in the world today, but only Benjamin Parzybok thought to check the sofa, which is, I think, the place it’s most likely to be found. Couch is a slacker epic: a gentle, funny book that ambles merrily from Coupland to Tolkien, and gives couch-surfing (among other things) a whole new meaning.”

I hadn’t thought of slackers & Couch together before, and I’m not sure why, but it’s an interesting and generous blurb. Thanks Paul!


Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson



  1. can an average schmo, like me, get into PNBA?

  2. I have no idea really. I’ll be at this event:
    Would love to see you there. I’ll give you a book!
    With my name on it even.

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