Ben Parzybok


a quick review

Karen Meisner, an editor at Strange Horizons, blogs:

Ben Parzybok also wrote¬†Couch, an amazing debut novel about three roommates who get evicted and take their couch with them on a journey that becomes a epic quest that becomes one of the most truly weird and original books I’ve read in ages.

Thanks, Karen!

Read the full post

And another mention: Couch is in the famed Elliot Bay Book Co.’s Book notes:

When their apartment is unexpectedly flooded, three roommates must move a couch that exerts its will upon them by becoming lighter or heavier depending on the direction they travel; a couch that is unscathed after being hit by a train; a couch that inspires strange people to offer ridiculous sums to buy it; a couch that proves seaworthy and takes them far into the ocean; a couch that demands to be carried through a Central American jungle with armies of trigger-happy bandits in hot pursuit; a couch that may be as old as the world and powerful enough to either annihilate or redeem it. -C. Sabatini

There are a lot of great books in the Fall 2008 Book Notes.

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

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



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  2. Hey, this is a politics-only blog. Chanting the name of Japanese villages
    doesn’t really fit in with the theme.

  3. Bachmann!!!!

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