Books Nov 13, 2008 at 4:00 am

A Great New Fantasy Epic Is About Moving Furniture

Some surfing required, potatoes need not apply.


"If you dig a little bit, you'll discover that people have created all manner of tributes to couches."

Such as:
Thanks, Startha Mewart. I'm bookmarking this one immediately.
Startha, that's an awesome - and scary - site!

There's a couch picture competition for copies of Couch here:
Shades of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?
Totally excited for Ben's novel. I was lucky enough to participate in writing workshops with him at Evergreen and remember him being a powerful writer. Book sounds amazing.
I protest! What about Neil Gaiman? Mercedes Lackey? Jaqueline Carey? Lots of fun things happened in fantasy while you weren't looking.
"Not much has changed in the genre since the invention of Bilbo Baggins."

Translation: "I haven't read much in the genre since Bilbo Baggins."
Great book, I recommend it to everyone.

As for the nay-sayers, it's obvious they haven't read it. While it's true that there's a lot of fantasy mixed with contemporary already out there, I have yet to find a writer who blends together the nonchalant and the fantastic as well as Parzybok. Then again, there are some moments where the magic is just missing, not necessarily in the sense of 'the book is boring,' more like 'this doesn't seem to be very fantasy-y,' which can be interpreted in a number of ways. In any case, the book itself made my Thanksgiving. If any of you doubt it, go pick the book up for yourself, I found it in a rather small (well, relatively) Barns & Noble without much trouble.
This is a dreadful novel.

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