Based in Long Island, New York, Joe vs. the Volcano is the story of a thirty-something ex-firefighter, Joe Banks (Tom Hanks), who has "a very lousy job" at a petroleum jelly and rectal probe factory in the advertising department.
What impresses me most about this book is it's crazy but clear logic — the skill with which Flynn is able to orchestrate this insane narrative and the meticulous planning she must have done to make this story work.
At the beginning of this year, KONGOS released the first part of their fourth album, 1929. Although it's still clearly KONGOS, part one of this album is definitely a departure from Lunatic and Egomaniac. They've ditched their label, so that certainly has something to do with the change in sound and style, but they're also maturing, and it's exciting to hear.