crazy, cynical, unbelievable and captivating. These words describe this story best.
you'll lose sleep trying to finish it.
Stephen Thorne does a magnificent job acting out the varied characters in this exciting story.
This book had some memorable moments and ideas, but the writing style and organization were just atrocious. The voice actor did well with what he was given, but well-read garbage is still garbage. Avoid.
What a bizarre, intriguing story. I've never read a book like this before, and probably never will have the honor of doing so again... but it was very, very good!
Hilarious anecdotes and adventures, delightful characters, and some really crazy twists... I don't even begin to know how to describe this book except that it's eccentric, off-the-wall, and leaves you wondering, "why do I love this so much?"
If you're not okay with obscenity or get easily offended, this book is definitely not for you. It's pretty crass but didn't seem to be unnecessarily vulgar. It just is what it is and I loved every moment of it.
It was quirky, unexpected, and a delightful break from the usual, cookie-cutter novel experience.
The voice was just perfect for this character. I could picture him perfectly! His pacing was spot-on as his fast reading style made me feel uncomfortable and rushed, which set the perfect mood.
If you came to this book from the movie - then you won't be disappointed. The film basically covers the first and last portions of the book. There's plenty of extra content, weirdness and story that was left out of the film, and some of is is pretty genius.
That being said, if you haven't watched the movie, then who can say if you'll loathe or love the book. Other reviews seem to indicate a schizophrenic response that ranges from disgust to worship.
Generally speaking, it's a lovecraftian comedy about a couple of suburban knucklehead twenty somethings. Yes there are fart jokes. And yes, I think the writing would have been better minus a few of them. For the most part though, they come from characters who would speak like that and some of it is admittedly pretty original - and sometimes even funny.
That originality is why I would recommend this book. There are ideas in here that are just a thread shy of insane. That thread is the difference though between just plain strange and just plain brilliant. To say anymore would ruin it... and likely invite the shadows in.
Are you ever lonely? Feel like you're a different species than the humans around you? Or are you just baffled at a world that seems to have no order and no purpose?
If so (or even if not) you'll likely love the carnival ride David Wong has constructed here. I've listened to this book three times now and caught something new each time.
Warning: may cause a slight nervousness around reddish-brown dogs named "Molly".
Dang, I can be stubborn. I wadded through this thing. It was too long and never made a point or had a punchline. I feel it was good time wasted on a not so good book.
The writing is witty and humorous. The author does not talk down to the audience, he simply talks at the reader and expects them to keep up. Well preformed given the graphic nature/language in certain chapters.