I’m a big fan of author David Wong, and his latest family-friendly-read-aloud-to-the-kids book, Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick, is awesome. As usual, Wong combines outrageous humor with surprisingly deep, three-dimensional characters, and very little literal dick-punching.
Zoey is young, smart, deeply sarcastic, a little overweight, owns a cat called Stench Machine, and has unexpectedly inherited the most powerful criminal enterprise in Tabula Ra$a, a near-future dystopian city that makes Las Vegas feel like a nursing home. When both other crime bosses and the rabid citizenry of Tabula Ra$a rise up against her for no good reason, Zoey and her band of wildly lethal protectors must figure out what’s going on.
Recommendation: Yes. Read it. David Wong is one of the funniest writers in America.