John Dies at the End

John Dies at the End

eBook - 2013
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This may be the story of John and David, a drug called soy sauce, and other-worldly beings invading the planet. Or, it may be the story of two beer-drinking friends who live in an unnamed Midwestern town and only think something horrific is going on. But the important thing is, according to the narrator, "None of this is my fault."
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Thomas Dunne Books,, 2013
Edition: Second St. Martin's Griffin edition
ISBN: 9781429956789
142995678X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 466 pages)

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chunsicker
Sep 14, 2017

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 wait until the third installment is available next month. Anyone who wants a unique story with dark humor and a terrific cast of characters will enjoy this book immensely

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case_1
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)

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nickethridge
Jul 24, 2017

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 recommended.

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PearlyBaker
Nov 30, 2016

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." Like a good Stephen King novel even my dreams were infected. Just this morning I woke in a pool of sweat as a giant oozing acid monster was swallowing my head and melting me into a big blue vat. I was never happier to be awoken by the cash register sound my eBay app makes as I make yet another sell.

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noellemuse
Sep 23, 2016

Part men in black part fear and loathing

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Kyanite
May 21, 2016

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 aren't even really the same.

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420RyanM
Nov 22, 2015

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 of his works to get that one!)

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diananock
Jul 13, 2015

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 was physically impossible.

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Vincere
Apr 22, 2015

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 I did. The story is interesting and original, although in the latter third of the book it loses its cohesion and feels a little rushed. Overall though, the whole book is a fun ride, with lovely characters and a engaging plot. This book goes right next to Hitchhiker's Guide as one of my favorite literary comedies, despite its flaws.

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Rubicat
Mar 31, 2015

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 with the story, i could not put it down. It was funny and absurd and frightening - I could not imagine myself in this situation, but it was a fun read.

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firered81
Jul 31, 2014

“And watch out for Molly. See if she does anything unusual. There’s something I don’t trust about the way she exploded and then came back from the dead like that.

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