David Wong’s John Dies At The End
The Strange Book That Inspired a Strange Movie
For those of you who have seen the movie version of John Dies at the End and are contemplating whether or not you should read the book, all I have to say to you is: DO IT!! If you have seen the movie and aren’t interested in reading the book, I say to you: DO IT!! You’ll be glad you did. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you really really should. You should also read our sites review of it here.
This is one of those books that makes reading cool again; at least to those of us who think reading isn’t cool. I happen to think reading is always cool.
So, how to describe this book… Well, think of the weirdest most insane dream you’ve ever had. Now, multiply the weird factor by 6, the scary factor by 8 and the funny factor by 11 (cause let’s face it, most dreams are not that funny) and then you’re getting close to John Dies at the End.
This story follows David Wong, a lame guy who tries to follow the rules, but is always being dragged into some kind of craziness by his best friend John who seems oblivious to any rules whatsoever. The proverbial shit figuratively (and sometimes literally) hits the fan when they discover a drug called Soy Sauce that makes it possible to see other planes of existence and travel to other dimensions. Together with the help of a weird ginger girl and an even weirder ginger dog, they find themselves fighting to keep the earth from being overtaken by the evil Korrok.
You will laugh; you will be grossed out; you will be scared and you will definitely be entertained. I love this book and have already recommended it to so many people, and now I recommend it to you, if you can handle foul language, inappropriate jokes, and gory violence that is. My only complaint is that he should have picked a different name for the dog.
My rating: 9 out of 10 wig monsters