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Couch by Benjamin Parzybok
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Jul 25, 2011

really liked it

This book had me from the cover. I love books that mix fiction with a little bit of magic (suggestion: read one of my favorite books of all time, Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff) and "Couch" was a terrific read. What an improbable story: three unemployed and temporarily homeless roommates set off on an epic adventure, armed with a few possessions and what appears to be a magical couch. Don't let the description fool you: this is an entertaining, thought-provoking and sometimes heartbreaking book.

If I had any problem with "Couch" it was that it took the whole mythology/magic angle a little too far and a little to seriously. Honestly, there were times I felt like I did at the end of the fourth "Indiana Jones" movie--I just thought "what the heck?" But those moments aside, I found this book really enjoyable and a story I'll remember for quite some time.

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