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ISBN13: 9780312555139
ISBN10: 031255513x
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Publisher Comments:

David Wong has updated the Lovecraft tradition and infused it with humor that rather than lessening the horror, increases it dramatically.  Every time I set the book down down, I was wary that something really was afoot, that there were creatures I couldn't see, and that because I suspected this, I was next. Engaging, comic, and terrifying.-- Joe Garden, Features Editor, The Onion

"Wong is like a mash-up of Douglass Adams and Stephen King... 'page-turner' is an understatement."
--Don Coscarelli, director, Phantasm I-V, Bubba Ho-tep
 
"That rarest of things--a genuinely scary story."--David Wellington, author of Monster Island, Vampire Zero
 
"JOHN DIES AT THE END has a cult following for a reason:  it's horrific, thought-provoking, and hilarious all at once.  This is one of the most entertaining and addictive novels I've ever read."--Jacob Kier, Publisher, Permuted Press                                    

STOP.  You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands.  NO, don't put it down. It's too late.  They're watching you.  My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.  You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye.  The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

The important thing is this:  The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension.  John and I never had the chance to say no.  You still do.   I'm sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind:   None of this was my fault.

Review:

"In this reissue of an Internet phenomenon originally slapped between two covers in 2007 by indie Permutus Press, Wong — Cracked.com editor Jason Pargin's alter ego — adroitly spoofs the horror genre while simultaneously offering up a genuinely horrifying story. The terror is rooted in a substance known as 'soy sauce,' a paranormal psychoactive that opens video store clerk Wong's — and his penis-obsessed friend John's — minds to higher levels of consciousness. Or is it just hell seeping into the unnamed Midwestern town where Wong and the others live? Meat monsters, wig-wearing scorpion aberrations and wingless white flies that burrow into human skin threaten to kill Wong and his crew before infesting the rest of the world. A multidimensional plot unfolds as the unlikely heroes drink lots of beer and battle the paradoxes of time and space, as well as the clichs of first-person-shooter video games and fantasy gore films. Sure to please the Fangoria set while appealing to a wider audience, the book's smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A new street drug promises an out-of-body experience, and its users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human, in this genuinely scary story (David Wellington, author of "Monster Island").

Synopsis:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

STOP.

You should not have touched this book with your bare hands.

NO, dont put it down. Its too late.

Theyre watching you.

My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.

You may not want to know about the things youll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But its too late. You touched the book. Youre in the game. Youre under the eye.

The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

 

The important thing is this:

The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. 

John and I never had the chance to say no. 

You still do.

Unfortunately for us, if you make the right choice, well have a much harder time explaining how to fight off the otherworldly invasion currently threatening to enslave humanity.

            Im sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind:

 

None of this is was my fault.

Synopsis:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

STOP.

You should not have touched this book with your bare hands.

NO, dont put it down. Its too late.

Theyre watching you.

My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.

You may not want to know about the things youll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But its too late. You touched the book. Youre in the game. Youre under the eye.

The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

 

The important thing is this:

The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. 

John and I never had the chance to say no. 

You still do.

Unfortunately for us, if you make the right choice, well have a much harder time explaining how to fight off the otherworldly invasion currently threatening to enslave humanity.

            Im sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind:

 

None of this is was my fault.

About the Author

David Wong is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, online humorist, National Lampoon contributor, and editor in chief of Cracked.com.

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bluelion77, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by bluelion77)
Brilliant, fun, lunacy. Can't wait to see what comes from this guy's brain next.
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khtomic, January 17, 2010 (view all comments by khtomic)
Imagine Tommyknockers meets Dark City, as written by Kevin Smith. Contains unparalleled horror and hilarity in equal doses, with a heaping side order of dongs.
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Jose Juarez, January 13, 2010 (view all comments by Jose Juarez)
Three stars. Hard to follow at times.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312555139
Author:
Wong, David
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121224
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this reissue of an Internet phenomenon originally slapped between two covers in 2007 by indie Permutus Press, Wong — Cracked.com editor Jason Pargin's alter ego — adroitly spoofs the horror genre while simultaneously offering up a genuinely horrifying story. The terror is rooted in a substance known as 'soy sauce,' a paranormal psychoactive that opens video store clerk Wong's — and his penis-obsessed friend John's — minds to higher levels of consciousness. Or is it just hell seeping into the unnamed Midwestern town where Wong and the others live? Meat monsters, wig-wearing scorpion aberrations and wingless white flies that burrow into human skin threaten to kill Wong and his crew before infesting the rest of the world. A multidimensional plot unfolds as the unlikely heroes drink lots of beer and battle the paradoxes of time and space, as well as the clichs of first-person-shooter video games and fantasy gore films. Sure to please the Fangoria set while appealing to a wider audience, the book's smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A new street drug promises an out-of-body experience, and its users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human, in this genuinely scary story (David Wellington, author of "Monster Island").
"Synopsis" by ,

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

STOP.

You should not have touched this book with your bare hands.

NO, dont put it down. Its too late.

Theyre watching you.

My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.

You may not want to know about the things youll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But its too late. You touched the book. Youre in the game. Youre under the eye.

The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

 

The important thing is this:

The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. 

John and I never had the chance to say no. 

You still do.

Unfortunately for us, if you make the right choice, well have a much harder time explaining how to fight off the otherworldly invasion currently threatening to enslave humanity.

            Im sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind:

 

None of this is was my fault.

"Synopsis" by ,

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

STOP.

You should not have touched this book with your bare hands.

NO, dont put it down. Its too late.

Theyre watching you.

My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.

You may not want to know about the things youll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But its too late. You touched the book. Youre in the game. Youre under the eye.

The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

 

The important thing is this:

The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. 

John and I never had the chance to say no. 

You still do.

Unfortunately for us, if you make the right choice, well have a much harder time explaining how to fight off the otherworldly invasion currently threatening to enslave humanity.

            Im sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind:

 

None of this is was my fault.

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