This eerie book about the fictional, disturbing town of Night Vale is the brain child of Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. The book is just as creepy and wonderful as the podcast, and you don’t have to know anything about the podcast to read the book. But they are both works of surreal genius and if you appreciate works by HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, or Algernon Blackwood then you should definitely seek out Welcome to Night Vale. Meet Carlos and Cecil, Old Woman Josie and the Erikas, grab a slice of invisible pie at the Moonlite All-Nite Diner, and run from the Street Cleaners. Assuming you survive, you’ll have a wonderful time and never leave. Night Vale is weird like that.