The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey
THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016
What I want to leave you with is a thought: with all the wonders of the world at your disposal, the one thing you shouldn’t be is boring.
I picked this one up because it looked interesting. Turns out its a favorite author of Meridiths and she’s currently reading it too.
This one reminded me of a knock off of Good Omens by Pratchett/Gaiman. It was a witty satire about the apocalypse. In which an angel loses the Pandora of boxes meant to destroy the world. Fast forward to modern times where con man Coop gets hired to steal the box. Adventure ensues of apocalyptic proportions.
This wasn’t a bad book. It was really witty, satirical, made me laugh upon occassion, and that was the first half of the book. Then it wouldn’t end. And got repetitive and I dreaded reading it and it took longer than it should have.
I do recommend it, especially if end of the world satire is your thing. 🙂