The stories are set in a modern day place called Idiotville, which is similar to any contemporary modern city. The readers can relate to some of the outlandish things that happen to these clueless characters. The reader gets drawn into the antics and eagerly await to see the outcome. There is no sci-fi or fantasy element to this story. The actions depicted in the book are generated by the every day motions of people like you and me, but unfortunately these people have the lack of common sense.
There is a lot of dialogue that makes you a part of the events. They’re funny and very creative. The point of the story is told by an omniscient narrator who can describe what all the characters are doing in the story. Each chapter deals with what a different character is going through. One of my favorites, is the story about the infamous yellow ribbon and how it gets the Mayor into a lot of trouble with his townsfolk. Another memorable one is the explosive incident that you can’t afford to miss.
Idioutville was easy to read and filled with 165 pages of pure amusement. While you may wonder why would you waste your time reading a book about idiouts, it’s an entertaining farce of what could happen if you walked into a town of vapid people. If you enjoyed watching Dumb and Dumber, you’ll also enjoy reading this book.