Review: Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw

Jam
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So after recently enjoying Mogworld (See my review here), I decided to give this book a try in audiobook form while on a road trip to Vegas with my wife. I was a tad nervous that she would not enjoy it having not knowing the Author’s other works. My concern was quickly dashed as within the first 10 minutes she was laughing at the quick and dry wit on display.

The story is a pretty unique take on the apocalyptic, end-of-the-world genre. The premise is as simple as it is silly: The protagonist wakes up to find that his city of Brisbane, and maybe the world, has been covered in three feet of carnivorous jam that smells of strawberry. The result is a wacky and yet still interesting survival story.

I am impressed with how Yahtzee Croshaw is able to tell a story so well with witty humor. Not once did I find myself thinking “well that’s stupid they should just… “, because before I could do that he was already doing it himself in a hilarious way.

This is probably one of the few books that I would recommend experiencing in audiobook form as opposed to reading in book form as it is narrated by the author and his brand of witty humor transfers over PERFECTLY in a way I am not sure it would in text.

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