by Catherynne M. Valente
Space Opera is a Douglas Adams-ish weirdly strange and compelling adventure through time, space, and crushed dreams.
Imagine this: a giant blue flamingo wakes you up in the middle of the night and tells you in your mother's voice that the world is about to be destroyed.
Unless you're a washed-up David Bowie wannabe loser, in which case you're the only one who can save the planet and species, by putting your shitty band back together.
This book is bonkers. Absolutely crazy. It's weird and odd and strange and uplifting and crushing and sad and happy and almost like listening to a Charlie Jane Anders monologue. It's fantastic. I loved it. If you're a fan of Douglas Adams, you'll love this.