I'm a barista at a café (Not starbucks lol) and read in my spare time. I LOVE CHERRY POPPER on smashwords it's the freakin' bomb and also Richard Batchelor's "THE TEMP PEST" is cool so check it out. Am about to publish a few stories we'll see how it goes.
I found this book to be very grounded, sure the characters in the story are extreme but their quirks remind you of people around you. Mike is the perfect tour guide on this farcical roller coaster ride.