"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's "Waiting On" Wednesday selection is:
By A. Lee Martinez
Publish Date: May 25, 2011 by Orbit
From Publisher's Weekly~
A talking closet and a landlord who's "a bit of a nut" herald the beginning of the end of human civilization in Martinez's lighthearted tale. When Diana moves into apartment 5, she accidentally becomes the caretaker of monstrous, ancient Vom the Hungering. It doesn't seem all bad at first: the fridge is never empty, and she meets interesting neighbors. But she also acquires the startling ability to straddle "multiple floors of reality" and see that the world is suddenly full of bizarre creatures and their squabbling cliques: "It's like high school, except instead of jocks versus nerds, it's the things who eat civilizations versus things who eat galaxies." When Diana learns that Calvin, one of her monstrous new buddies, is planning to destroy the world, she must persuade her other bizarre friends to help head him off. Martinez excels at off-the-wall storytelling that perfectly suits this cheerful apocalyptic fantasy.
When it comes to apocalyptic literature, there is nothing like turning it into a comedy. A book featuring the end of the world doesn't have to take itself seriously in order to be entertainig, and I think this sounds like a hilarious book despite the threat to civilization. I find it a bonus that Martinez is from Texas, and I look forward to reading this one once we get it for the collection. ^_^
What are y'all waiting on this Wednesday?