Showing posts with label Jam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jam. Show all posts


Book Review: Jam

So if any of you follow me on Goodreads you may know that I've set a book-a-week goal for 2013 (that means 52 books this year for anyone who's as slow at math as I am!). I figure between school, work, blogging and life this is a reasonable goal for me this year, even if it does seem a bit sub par for my normal reading numbers. Anywho, I just finished my second book (I'm a bit behind, leave me alone) and I've made the decision that you will all now be subjected to a book review every time I cross another tome off my list, so without further ado...

Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw

So I'm not sure if it was the title or the author's name that first drew me towards this book on the shelf, but it turned out to be a very great and reliably quirky find. This book takes place in modern day Brisbane. The plot centers around an apocalypse by jam or "jampocalypse" as the characters begin to refer to it as. Cut of from the outside world, a group of unlikely survivors must find out how much of civilization is still left. You have a character who has plans for reforming society, a character who is seizing the opportunity to record every single event for posterity, a character who is convinced that help is on the way, and a character who is just trying not to get eaten by the jam. Add in one Goliath birdeater, some great satire on youth and corporate politics and one lovable soldier who reminded me so much of Kronk and you have an easy, entertaining read that made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. My only wish is that the main character could have been a bit less whiny and that the ending had been flushed out a bit more. But maybe what felt rushed and incomplete to me is just leaving the door open for a sequel. I would definitely read a sequel.