I'm the author of the ASHFALL three-and-a-half-ology: ASHFALL, ASHEN WINTER, SUNRISE, and DARLA'S STORY.
I grew up reading Pinkwater (which means I have an excuse for my current state of immaturity). Fat Men from Space and Lizard Music were my favorites. So when I saw The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror on my library's shelf, I had to check it out. Pinkwater doesn't disappoint--it's full of crazy asides, weird characters, and goofy wordplay. If you enjoy middle grade and need a laugh, give it a try.