If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late
If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, by Pseudonymous Bosch, is the sequel to The Name Of This Book is Secret. Like its predecessor, it’s gimmicky, with the mysterious narrator trying to get in the way whenever he can, but it’s worth it, because If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late is even more laced with humor and puzzles than The Name Of This Book is Secret. The narrator is also a source of humor, and the footnotes penned by him make up for his getting in the way.
In If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, the characters jump to life again on the page. There’s a new addition, Yo-Yogi. Yo-Yogi is an opportunity for the author to inject some drama in the book, (jealousy caused by “romance”, of course) which fails, as always.
Fortunately, there’s not much of that, and most of the book is twists and turns, with the humor ready to pop up as soon as the action is over. The book works perfectly like that, with humor closely following action. There are also some puzzles, of course, which is great. There’s a bit of confusion, but once you think about the book, it’s makes sense.
The homunculus is a nice part, and proof the author read up. But they aren’t really what the author makes them out to be. I’ll spare you the details, but the author did get the dung part right. (Yuck.)
If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late is a sequel that’s incredibly satisfying. I wait rabidly for the next book in the series.