After a gigantic solar storm plunges the world into the dark ages, a cast of borderline crazy characters find themselves stranded at a remote mountain diner. Cut off from the rest of the electricity-deprived world, the group, whose grip on sanity is tenuous, and whose coping skills leave much to be desired, are forced to rely on each other with laughingly absurd results. As their situation rapidly deteriorates, the distant town of Jericho becomes their only hope for survival. Only the road to Jericho is fraught with peril that only the bravest of them may survive. Worse, Jericho may not be the safe haven they desperately seek. How will they survive this new bizarre and frightening world where everyone’s a nut in a place that’s getting nuttier by the day is anyone’s guess.
This is one of those books that can go a couple ways, people are going to absolutely think it’s hilarious or the book will get on their nerves. Personally, I sit in the middle of those two scenerios. On one hand, there were times that I laughed out loud at some of the antics and characters. Other times I was wondering what the heck is going on in this author’s mind. Granted, this is the first time I’ve read anything this funny for a dystopian book, and it was a fun relief although small sub plots or stories sort of threw me out of the story a bit, and felt a bit disjointed. The humor style will not be to everyone’s liking.
All in all, this is a fun book, and if you want something to read that is a bit lighter and give you a break from heavier fare, this may be a good choice.