you're not a fan of murakami? (of the haruki variety)
Not especially. I liked some of the greatest hits just-ok, but 1Q84 made me want to throw punches. I actually like fiction that doesn’t make a lot of literal sense, but I find him inclined sometimes to push it so far that he makes no ALLEGORICAL sense either. Probably my favorite is the book of aum shinrikyo-related interviews.
what's a good weird book or graphic novel you read this year
I read Parasites by Ryu Murakami (the only Murakami for me) and liked it. It’s about how some hackers use an autistic shut-in’s obsession with a sexed up Rachel Maddow type to convince him that he is possessed by a worm whose natural purpose is to help decimate the human population. I can’t think of a really unexpected comic book that I read. Maybe the Picturebox edition of Last of the Mohegans is a good candidate though, it seems to have informed everything Gary Panter ever thought of.
Do you ever blank out at your desk/computer screen for a few moments and go cross eyed and literally feel like a sack of flesh and bones with a little duel-eyed peephole, lost in outer space like a celestial turd?
No, I revel in the greatness of my personal identity and my life is a continuous party in my honor.