SF. Doomsday "Go Away" bombs have begun erasing whole sections of reality from Earth. Meanwhile, an unnamed narrator and his ex-military buddies must extinguish a fire raging inside the Jorgmund Pipe, which sustains a thin strip of livable space around the planet. And that's just the beginning. This genre-defying, combat-heavy debut by the son of author John le Carré sets a mystery "replete with ninjas, mimes and cannibal dogs" (Publishers Weekly
) in a post-apocalyptic world and spins a convoluted, tangential story that has invited comparisons to Vonnegut, Pynchon, Fight Club
, and Apocalypse Now
. Hop in, buckle up, and hang on!