Though I am not completely convinced that Glass Grimoire: the Andy Crowley Saga is an absurdist work — for even the designation absurdist defies the mystical intention of this tale — there is a reason Sisyphus (confidante and friend to the banshee, Jasco of Fey) operates an Olympian diner (DON’T call it Greek!) on the astral plane while he pushes the rock.
P.S. He makes the best gyros in the multiverse.
“I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one’s burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy”
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