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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (437 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benjamin Parzybok Narrator: Gregg Margarite Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Couch. A novel. An odyssey. An epic furniture removal. A road trip. An exuberant and hilarious debut in which an episode of furniture moving gone awry becomes an impromptu quest of self-discovery, secret histories, and unexpected revelations.

Thom is a computer geek whose hacking of a certain Washington-based software giant has won him a little fame but few job prospects. Erik is a smalltime con man, a fast-talker who is never quite quick enough on his feet. Their roommate, Tree, is a confused clairvoyant whose dreams and prophecies may not be completely off base.After a freak accident floods their apartment, the three are evicted - but they have to take their couch with them. The real problem? The couch - huge and orange - won't let them put it down. Soon the roommates are off on a cross-country trek along back roads, byways, and rail lines, heading far out of Portland and deep into one very weird corner of the American dream.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kressel Housman | 2/3/2014

    " The concept behind this book is as absurd as anything I've ever come across, so most of it was a really fun escape, though it turned suspenseful and a bit dark at the end. Apparently, it's sort of a humorous nod to The Lord of the Rings, except that the magical item here is a couch, not a ring. I've never read The Lord of the Rings, so to me it was closer to Three Men in a Boat with its three bumbling heroes on a journey. Tree, the youngest, grew up on a commune and is the visionary and true believer in the mission of the couch. Erik, the most street wise, is cynical for most of the book, but even he comes around. And the main character, Thom, is a computer geek who's somewhere between the two: evaluating things with logic, but not ruling out mystical possibilities. Thom also has a wheat allergy, which allowed the author to engage in some bathroom humor that I really could have done without, but other jokes made me laugh out loud, and as I said at the start, the whole couch concept is pretty darned funny. This was a great book to relax with after the earnest self-help fare I've been reading lately. Who needs to take life so seriously? After all, I'm not as bad off as these three slackers. But as much as I enjoyed the jokes and was hooked on discovering the mystery of the couch, the ending was a bit of a disappointment. Not bad, but not that great after all that terrific build-up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carolyn | 1/29/2014

    " I adored this book! The plot was intriguing to me because Parzybok took something banal, moving a couch, and turned it into an adventure of magical proportions. The combination of magic, humor, adventure, interesting characters, and snide commentaries on passivity made this a quick and wonderful read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carol | 1/14/2014

    " Can't wait for the discussion on this book so someone can explain it to me. Some parts were very funny. I loved the 3 guys. Way too much symbolism for me. I'm too literal for this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alarra | 1/1/2014

    " I really liked the premise at the start of this book - three mid-twenties slacker roommates are kicked out of their apartment with nothing but an orange couch that seems to have magical properties that start influencing their lives in a big way. It gets a bit shambolic as it progresses, and there were sections I read and reread and still had no idea what was going on. But the book has such an imagination that I still came away charmed by it. "

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