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Jul 07, 2021Kstobo rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This book is like someone took acid before going to bed, dreamed coherently all night, got up, had a magic mushroom for breakfast, and then sat down at their computer and wrote a book. It's good, but demented. Feels almost like a stoner…
Jul 09, 2020ArapahoePatrick rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A fun horror novel from one of the former heads of Cracked.com, it is scary, hilarious, and explores deep themes of depression and addiction.
Jan 28, 2020sdeans rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the wildest books I've ever read. It is filled with unpredictable wackiness that is just beautifully written. The humor makes the insanity of this book, all the more enjoyable! If you've seen the movie, you've only JUST begun to…
Jan 20, 2019BOortwyn rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
If you like Stephen King & science fiction, and you can tolerate a demented sense of humour, you'll enjoy this one.
Aug 19, 2018Mooseum rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I shouldn't have read the book about spiders first.
May 12, 2018jaxsrose rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Thank you Virgina "Recommended by" for this book! I had no idea about it, never heard about it or the movie but I loved it. It had the super natural stuff and it was funny! I laughed out loud a lot! I really want to watch the movie now!…
May 01, 2018franzkafka rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It would be best to read the book before seeing the movie. It also helps if you're "on the soy sauce" while doing both.
Sep 14, 2017chunsicker rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book is one of the most entertaining and original works I've ever read. David Wong, a writer for cracked magazine, writes with a fast paced wit that leaves you laughing and wanting more. The sequel is every bit as good, and I can't…
Aug 29, 2017
I find it quite frightning that my name is Sean, which is Irish for John, and i just saw a book called "John dies at the end"....... Thats a bad sign right? (T-T)
Jul 24, 2017nickethridge rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I couldn't put this book down. From start to finish I was hooked on the world and characters that David Wong had created. The story kept me on my toes and whenever I thought I had figured something out, I was completely wrong. Highly…
Nov 30, 2016PearlyBaker rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This was quite possibly the weirdest, most surreal book I've ever read. The entire book reminded me of this Widespread Panic lyric, "You look around the room you find the pant is peeling, your reflective skin is falling off your bones."…
Sep 23, 2016noellemuse rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Part men in black part fear and loathing
May 21, 2016Kyanite rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a lot weirder (and ruder) than Wong's most recent novel, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, but also funnier, in my opinion. Most of the best parts of the book got left out of the movie version, to the point that the stories…
Nov 22, 2015420RyanM rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book was absolutely HILARIUOUS! I couldn't stop reading...and shortly after I finished, the movie was available at the local Redbox by my local 'best burrito stand within a few blocks of my home at four in the morning' (Read the rest…
Jul 13, 2015diananock rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Completely insane book that's more of a series of interconnected short stories and novellas than a real novel. That said, I couldn't put it down. It managed to make me simultaneously gasp in horror and laugh hysterically, which I thought…
Apr 22, 2015Vincere rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek look at horror as a genre, I really enjoyed John Dies at the End. Pargin balances tension with a unique, often dark, sense of humor. If you enjoy Douglas Adams, I'm sure you'll like this book just as much as…
Mar 31, 2015Rubicat rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I kept deciding to put this down because the crises went on and on and there seemed to be no progress, but I couldn't find a slow spot or a natural break to put it aside so ended up finishing the book very quickly. Despite my frustrations…
Jul 31, 2014firered81 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best books I've ever read. Throughout the story the line between reality and fiction slowly becomes null.
Jul 25, 2014
If you want to do the whole sci-fi, paranormal, horror, adolescent humor, type of book, you better do it right. Unfortunately, this book tried and it failed. There was way too much going on for me to catch up, the plot was confusing, the…
Jul 04, 2014emmilee rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I had been meaning to read David Wong's novel for quite a while, and I'm glad I finally did. This book is a fantastic sci-fi and supernatural adventure, filled with horror elements and a lot of comedy. The book at the beginning just…
Feb 09, 2014lukasevansherman rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I saw the movie first, directed by "Phantasm" dude Don Coscarelli, and then picked up the book. The movie is enjoyable, but you wonder what someone like Joss Whedon or Guillermo del Toro could've done with it. The book, a wild, over the…
Nov 25, 2013LaPhenixa rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
It was a book, undeniably exciting and unexpected.
Sep 10, 2013loudem rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
This is the most stupid book I've read in a long time. Stupid,no story line, jumble swill. I read half and couldn't continue because I could see no interest in doing so. The book was going nowhere.
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Jun 02, 2013Panicradar rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I thought this was a really great novel overall. I didn't expect much from it but it made me laugh a couple of times (Yes, out loud). It started to get a little stale toward the end because of Korrok but other than that I loved it.
Jan 20, 2013FancyFlyer rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This book was equally entertaining and confusing. I didn't really like the supernatural part of it -- i felt like the summary alluded to more of sci-fi theme and that was a bit disappointing. Either way, it was pretty funny, I give it an…