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by Stephen R. Thorne,David Wong

It’s a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit—users can 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.
Download John Dies at the End epub
ISBN: 1609985109
ISBN13: 978-1609985103
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Stephen R. Thorne,David Wong
Language: English
Publisher: AudioGO; Unabridged edition (September 13, 2011)
ePUB size: 1105 kb
FB2 size: 1390 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 821
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This book is its own unique creature. It's the ONLY book I've repeatedly just *bought* for people because I know they'll love it and should definitely have it.

If you're coming to this via the movie? The movie is pretty much an entirely different creature; if you're given the choice, read the book first, see the movie second.

This incredibly entertaining, suspenseful, eerie, funny genre-buster avoids the cliches and set-pieces of most horror-SF, and manages to be transcendentally creepy without the dragging dreariness and archaic stilted prose of Lovecraft, but echoing his elements of *truly* otherworldly strangeness that, although entirely alien, hang together as individually-glimpsed facets of an underlying connecting horror that is all the more chilling for being only murkily outlined... but here, full of weird and cutting comedy, driven by characters you badly want to know personally.

Think, the Hardy Boys explore Lovecraftian horror, but the Hardy Boys are young Hunter S. Thompson and Johnny Knoxville.

This is that rare book that will get raves both from people that are devoted, sophisticated readers, and from people that hate to read and haven't cracked a book since high school. Got a kid who can handle adult themes and won't crack a book? Give 'em this.

Further: Wong is (in terms of what I've stumbled across, I'm not an expert) kind of a ringleader in a band of writers that are destroying boundaries and cliches in SF/horror/superhero/action/noir genres. If you like this book, and Wong's others, and start biting your nails anticipating his next, you'll certainly also like Robert Brockway's superb "The Unnoticeables." (Max Landis, who wrote "American Ultra," "Chronicle" and "Superman: American Alien" is another guy writing some fresh-direction takes on established tropes.)

David Wong is sui generi -- and you'll enjoy his work whether you know what that means or not, which is saying something in terms of wide appeal.

Eleven stars on a scale of one to ten.
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Have you read articles on I'm guessing if you're thinking of reading this book you've probably been on the site, but I'll explain anyway. Cracked is a comedy website known for it's raunchy humor and deconstructive take on modern pop-culture. 'John Dies at the End' was written by one of the site's writer's, and concentrates everything to love about the site into his book.

In the book David and his friend John are roped into a series of horrifying events around town, as people die or go missing in gruesome ways. The events are traced back to a drug called soy sauce, sold to the citzens of Undisclosed by Robert Marley. From there, the plot unfolds not unlike an HP Lovecraft novel, with dark cosmic powers unleashing misery and dick jokes on the world.

The best thing about the book is the humor. John and David are fun people, and Wong can certainly write well. Most of the jokes are admittedly crude toilet humor, but if that's your style of humor, you can't do much better. The horror is also well done, capturing the hopelessness and shock of the characters well.

The books only real problem is how it was released. This book was released piecemeal online, and it shows, with the narrative getting more and more lost as the book goes on. This makes the end result very confusing and makes a decent chunk of the book seem meandering in retrospect. Still, it's a fun novel, one I would recommend to anyone of college age.
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.