Several years ago, at a convention, I went down for an early breakfast with one of the books I’d bought during the weekend. The breakfast was huge, which was just as well because the book completely captivated me. Read it until the toast was soggy and the tea cold.
The book was PS Publishing’s edition of Jeff Vandermeer’s “The Situation”, a fabulously described rendition of the soul-shrivelling daily plight of office monkeys everywhere. The PS edition is gorgeous, but even better, Tor.com have now put out a graphic adaptation by Jeff in collaboration with artist Eric Orchard. AND IT’S BLOODY GORGEOUS! Dreamy and impressionistic. Very different from how I imagined it. But just beautiful.
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Got the PS book, and this graphic version sounds like an essential purchase for people like me who occupy wageslave slices, thanks for the tip.
It’s a beautiful rendering of the story, Ian. Well worth tracking it down.