Of his eight books, two are comic collections, one is a "genderqueer adventure story", one is an experimental novel told through job application letters, two are collections of short stories, and two are horror. His writing often includes themes such as homophobia, life after death, and realistic portrayals of sex. Many of his characters struggle with identity. This manifests as characters with fluid gender identities and sexual orientations as well as characters who put themselves in dangerous situations on purpose. Much of his work is sex positive, including descriptions of safe, consensual intercourse that are nonetheless very passionate.
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Shelves: humour , modern-lit When I was little I used to lie wide awake in the dark at night in bed wondering. How do I know Im me? How do I know Im not somebody else? Or if somebody else is me? And if somebody else is me, who is it? Was that me who pinched my brothers comic book this afternoon? Id do tests to try to work it out. Id feel my leg to see if it felt like it was mine. Sometimes it did. But sometimes it didnt. Once, after we watched ET, I even thought it felt like the leg of a weird space monster with tentacles When I was little I used to lie wide awake in the dark at night in bed wondering.
Once, after we watched ET, I even thought it felt like the leg of a weird space monster with tentacles coming out of it. I decided what I had to do. I had to work out a way of doing something which would make me sure that I was me.
When I grew up, I would write down everything that happened to me. I would put it in a book. It really worked! Thanks Manny. Thanks a lot for bringing all the old fears back. Thanks for making me not sure any more again. Sincerely, Joey Comeau.