Wowzers! This was so similar and different to the podcast. I had head of Night Vale for quite some time and when I saw the book on sale a while ago, I decided I should find out what it was all about. But it sat on my shelf for and embarrassingly long time. I finally checked out the podcast this year and was instantly hooked on the world, the craziness of it all and "The Voice of Night Vale" Cecil. When I decided to finally read this, I thought it would be awesome to listen to tha audio while reading along--cuz Cecil. I swear I would listen to him read stereo instructions.
Anyway, this was a very indepth story about Diane and her form-shifting son, Josh and the unaging Jackie. This had all of the weirdness and shenanigans of Night Vale. Time is a mess and there are multiple Troys spread across mutliple towns bringing the mess of Night Vale to other times and wreaking all kids of havoc. This is full of adventure and mystery. It was an excellent read/listen.