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Joey Comeau

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Joey Comeau is a Canadian writer. He is best known for his novels Lockpick Pornography and Overqualified, and as co-creator of the webcomic A Softer World (with Emily Horne).

Comeau currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. He has a degree in linguistics.

Average rating: 4.04 · 7,815 ratings · 902 reviews · 41 distinct works · Similar authors
Overqualified

4.02 avg rating — 1,197 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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One Bloody Thing After Another

3.83 avg rating — 1,095 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Lockpick Pornography

4.03 avg rating — 739 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Bravest Warriors Vol. 1

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The Girl Who Couldn't Come

4.02 avg rating — 421 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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A Softer World: Truth and B...

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The Complete Lockpick Porno...

4.16 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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The Summer is Ended and We ...

3.62 avg rating — 430 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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It's Too Late to Say I'm Sorry

4.31 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Bible Camp Bloodbath

3.45 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Bravest Warriors #1 Bravest Warriors #2 Bravest Warriors #3 Bravest Warriors #4 Bravest Warriors #5 Bravest Warriors #6 Bravest Warriors #7
Bravest Warriors (33 books)
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Overqualified Overqualifieder
Overqualified (2 books)
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4.01 avg rating — 1,249 ratings

Lockpick Pornography We all got it coming
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A Softer World: Truth and B... A Softer World: Second Best... A Softer World: Everybody G... A Softer World: Let's Do So...
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Joey Comeau and 1 other person liked Rebecca Roka's review of Seaguy:
Seaguy by Grant Morrison
"Seaguy is absolutely the best super hero comic ever.

I hesitate to say that out loud, because if you haven't read it, you might think it's all big and important and pretentious (like that crap, Watchmen.)

This is a very small book. A sad and horri..." Read more of this review »
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom
"This book grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go until the very last page. I wrote about it here: http://mtlreviewofbooks.ca/v4/reviews..." Read more of this review »
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom
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Casanova, Volume 3 by Matt Fraction
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Casanova, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction
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Do you want to feel that special kind of crazy you felt the first time you read The Invisibles, but you are a bit tired of how SERIOUS and IMPORTANT that bald witch is all the friggin time?

Do you miss that feeling of ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN you got when
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Snotgirl, Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
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This is a difficult book to describe. The main character is a likeable unlikable fashion blogger whose allergies drive her to a new medicine that really messes with her head, and which turns a sharp attractive culture book into a messy unreliably nar ...more
Snotgirl, Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
" Lokesh wrote: "Brief description would be great."

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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More of Joey's books…
“Dear Nintendo, We need a new Mario game, where you rescue the princess in the first ten minutes, and for the rest of the game you try and push down that sick feeling in your stomach that she’s ‘damaged goods’, a concept detailed again and again in the profoundly sex negative instruction booklet, and when Luigi makes a crack about her and Bowser, you break his nose and immediately regret it. When Peach asks you, in the quiet of her mushroom castle bedroom ‘do you still love me?’ you pretend to be asleep. You press the A button rhythmically, to control your breath, keep it even.”
Joey Comeau, Overqualified

“I feel the way bank robbers must feel before they go out on that last job that ends up getting them all killed. That is to say, optimistic.”
Joey Comeau, Lockpick Pornography

“I think the best life would be one that's lived off the grid. No bills, your name in no government databases. No real proof you're even who you say you are, aside from, you know, being who you say you are. I don't mean living in a mountain hut with solar power and drinking well water. I think nature's beautiful and all, but I don't have any desire to live in it. I need to live in a city. I need pay as you go cell phones in fake names, wireless access stolen or borrowed from coffee shops and people using old or no encryption on their home networks. Taking knife fighting classes on the weekend! Learning Cantonese and Hindi and how to pick locks. Getting all sorts of skills so that when your mind starts going, and you're a crazy raving bum, at least you're picking their pockets while raving in a foreign language at smug college kids on the street. At least you're always gonna be able to eat. ”
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“All I could think of when I got a look at the place from the outside was what fun it would be to stand out there and watch it burn down.”
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.”
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“Once you have perceived that life is very cruel, the only response is to live with as much humanity, humour and freedom as you can.”
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“The optimist sees the future as a rabbit sees the oncoming truck - getting bigger, not closer.”
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“I am so wily and feminine that I could live by your side for a lifetime and deceive you afresh each day.”
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Joey Comeau Pooyan wrote: "Hi joey . tnx for accepting friendship. I consider myself your fist fan from Iran!"

Thank you! It's nice to meet you.

Joey


Pooyan Hi joey . tnx for accepting friendship. I consider myself your fist fan from Iran!


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