"Darby's Bar & Grill" is "Cheers" written on twenty cups of Fuego de Machala and a Tamada's napalm pizza. Nobody knows for sure what keeps Darby's from collapsing into rubble, unless it's the building's fear of Lorenzo, World's Angriest Short-Order Cook. Through its doors pass Harry Kell, arch-intellect; ace pizza driver Kirby Dzerzhinsky and Melody, his biker-chick girlfriend; Beans Donovan, cemetery salesman extraordinaire; and Kathryn Vosjoli, who is what Scarlett O'Hara would have been like had she been raised by Mother Teresa. And this is not to mention (until now) the Vigilante, the Yellow Dumpster Rats, and the Giant, cockroach from Hell. From these ingredients, the author has created a world that's slightly west of wacky, hilarious, and ultimately touching, with a happy ending yet.