Ben Parzybok

filibuster!

a few phone pics

Here are a few pics from the book tour journey, all taken with the shoddy camera on my phone.

I’m here at the Liquid Planet cafe in Missoula, Montana – across the street from Fact & Fiction where I read tonight.

The ugly house I lived in while I went to Evergreen

The ugly house I lived in while I went to Evergreen

Two cyclops

Two cyclops

I heart The Stranger

I heart The Stranger

Secret Garden books!

Secret Garden books!

Embedded scissors near Third Place Books

Embedded scissors near Third Place Books

I rented a Prius - and spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about gas and, well, generally bickering with the passive-aggressive, but fun car

I rented a Prius - and spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about gas and bickering with the passive-aggressive, know-it-all (but generally fun) car. One example: I have a habit of leaning my arm on the passenger seat, which Prius would then interpret as a passenger there and would sound its PASSENGER SEATBELT! alarm. It was spooky, as if I'd picked up a ghost rider along the way.

A propellor plane! I was too shy to talk to my seat-mate who was cute and reading articles on astro-physics.

A propellor plane! I was too shy to talk to my seat-mate who was cute and reading articles on astro-physics. Instead I went deep into reading The Manual of Detection and laughed into my sleeve half the ride over.

Fact & Fiction - so nice. They made their own posters! I want one.

Fact & Fiction - so nice. They made their own posters! I want one.

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

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

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6 Comments

  1. Red. I like it. The text that is.

    Well, exhilarating to see all the displays and effort and hipster book-clerk type action around your book. You know someone painstakingly made that little orange couch. So adorable.

    Say hi to Spokane. I hope you drive your Prius to all the ole haunts. Wish I could be the passenger obeying the seat-belt alarm.

  2. Hi Ben! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m loving those pics. I wish I could split myself in half and live in the Pacific Northwest part time. I guess that’s what rich people do with second houses. It’s good to see you making the rounds for your book. I have yet to venture out of MN. I tried to, today, by having my publicist schedule a reading for me at Powell’s at the end of May (when I’ll be visiting Oregon), but they declined because they were worried I wouldn’t draw a big enough crowd. Sigh.

    On the plus side, I found out my novel’s been named a finalist for the Bram Stoker First Novel award. So that’s cool.

    Peace!

  3. What a bonus that the title is a concrete noun! Promotion is 3-D! Aren’t you glad you didn’t name it “Transcending Tom” ?

  4. oops…I meant “Transcending Thom”

  5. I don’t think that house in Olympia was ugly! Look at that cute sloping roof, the red door. I mean, with the size it is in the pic, it could be a hobbit house or something. Could use a little landscaping is all. And there was that freezer that I think you dumpster-dived with all the good food inside it that you dumpster-dived…who could ask for more?

  6. I like these pics but I kept meaning to come back and ask, how do you see out the front windscreen if you are leaning over far enough for your elbow to be in the passenger seat?

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