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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. His fourth book, a novel based on Overqualified, was published in 2009.


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Overqualified
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 964 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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One Bloody Thing After Another
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 842 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Lockpick Pornography
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 662 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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The Girl Who Couldn't Come
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It's Too Late to Say I'm Sorry
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The large milk-laden breasts wobbled erotically.

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The most beautiful book about the end of the world. I was really surprised by this book, and its main character. I loved it.
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“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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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.

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


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