Personal Days of Disquiet.

Here’s something new: relations between Ed “Heyyyy!” Park and Fernando “…” Pessoa?  Heyyyy, why not?

A lot of people mention the usual comic writers to compare Ed’s novel with, but the writer that I keep thinking about is Fernando Pessoa. Sure, Ed’s book is fundamentally more comic in stance, but beneath the humor, I always find delight in the way Ed constantly and deftly pulls out the rug beneath the feet of his characters. What usually remains in many scenes is this… fragile shell, strangely enervated of its worldly core. A kind of melancholy resonance that doesn’t land squarely either on the funny side or the sad side…

Here‘s some more.


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