While the plot is strong, the unlying humor throughout this book carries the story. I listed to the whole thing in a single day while travelling, but had to keep listening once I reached my destination to finish.
Clearly spoken with nicely interpreted characters.
A Kafka-esque story of hallucinatory horror with some Lovecraft lineage as well. I might have liked this novel when I was a teenager, but at 54 I find the story somewhat immature and difficult to identify with. Should be entertaining to the younger, stoner crowd.
A friend lent me this book a few years ago and it was so dark and funny and ridiculous that I couldn't put it down.
That being said... When I bought the audiobook version I was a tiny bit disappointed. I got the feeling that maybe the narrator (Mr. Thorne) didn't really get some of the jokes? I think the story shines through despite the narrator's occasional difficulty with the author's voice.
The talented Nick Podehl is the narrator for the sequel, This Book is Full of Spiders, and he *definitely* gets the jokes. So even if you skip over this one be sure to check out the sequel!
This book would be fun to read in print, but listening to the monotone/sarcastic narrator dictate a huge plot shift just didn't work for me. I kept having to rewind to re-listen to the random plot changes.
I do recommend this, especially to fans of Douglas Adams inspired fiction. This is definitely in the horror camp, but very funny.
It has a Hitchhikers Guide vibe but with Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas snark from the main character.
John was hilarious but only because David's perception made him that way. Big fan of David.
No need for a rename but something like Soy Sauce Could Kill You?
This is by far one of my favorite books I've gotten from Audible.
It's a bit confusing at first, but once it gets going, boy, does it get going!
Why wouldn't I recommend this book...it's freaking awesome!
No this is the first time.
Don't touch the sauce.
I have re-listened to this book countless times.
Saw the movie first, but really enjoyed this book. If you don't like and follow the first 10 minutes you might not like it. It is for people with a strange sense of humor.
I happen to like dark, quirky humor that drips with sarcasm so this book was right up my alley. If you don't like off-beat humor or story lines that don't resemble a line at all then you probably won't like this book. This book definitely falls squarely into the strange category but to me it was strange in a good way.