John Dies at the End

John Dies at the End

Book - 2009
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It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly, a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't. John Dies at the End has been described as a ''Horrortacular'', an epic of ''spectacular'' horror that combines the laugh out loud humor of the best R-rated comedy, with the darkest terror of H.P. Lovecraft. Hilarious, terrifying, engaging and wrench ing, John Dies at the End takes us for a wild ride with two slackers from the Midwest who really have better things to do with their time than prevent the apocalypse.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 375 p
ISBN: 9781250035950
Branch Call Number: Wong


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May 12, 2018

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! and can't wait to read the others!

May 01, 2018

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, 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

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, 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.

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.

Sep 23, 2016

Part men in black part fear and loathing

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.

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!)

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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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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