Peter_Whitney, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Peter_Whitney)
John Dies At The End was a fun book, and honestly it really didn't need a sequel. But here we are, following it up with an equally awesome book. It's got all the same craziness as the first one and is just as hard to explain without sounding mental. If you're here... It's a safe bet you read the first book. So just buy it, you won't regret it... Well you might regret the dustjacket.
Susan Hayden, October 27, 2012 (view all comments by Susan Hayden)
Loved this book, as I did the prequel 'John Dies at the End'. David Wong's writing style is so descriptive and laugh out loud witty. He has a way of making the situation humorous while also terrifying. His writing is consistent from one book to another so I look forward to reading all books he has written. I highly recommend this book!
This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Cracked.com editor Jason Pargin's alter ego Wong returns with a sequel to the cult classic John Dies at the End. The 25-year-old John is very much alive in this book, less drunk than last we saw him (though not for lack of trying), and joined by David's loyal dog, Molly, and his freckle-faced, one-handed fiancé, Amy. Together they battle an infestation of spider-like monsters that lodge themselves in their victim's mouths, take control of their bodies, and wreak havoc on the town of 'Undisclosed.' Not all the monsters are as easy to spot as the 'shambling meat' marauders, such as the man-shaped monster with skewered turkey appendages or the anus-gouging ground-tunneler they call Carlos. Shadow men appear, John hits the 'Soy Sauce,' his dangerous drug of choice, and even the government quarantine team led by David's court-ordered therapist might pose more of a threat than the zombie contagion (as infected humans prey on people, and can survive massive traumas, the group decides that 'zombie' is the best term). This phantasmagoria of horror, humor — and even insight into the nature of paranoia, perception, and identity — heralds the film adaptation of its predecessor; directed by Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm auteur Don Coscarelli, it premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Violence, soy sauce and zombie survivalists abound in this clever and funny sequel to John Dies at the End (2009). One of the great things about discovering new writers, especially in the narrow range of hybrid-genre comedic novels, is realizing that they're having just as much fun making this stuff up as you are reading it. Sitting squarely with the likes of S.G. Browne and Christopher Moore, the pseudonymous Wong (Cracked editor Jason Pargin) must be pissing himself laughing at his own writing, even as hes giving fans an even funnier, tighter and justifiably insane entry in the series....The humor here is unforced and good-naturedly gory. Anyone who enjoyed the recent films The Cabin in the Woods or Tucker & Dale vs. Evil will find themselves right at home. An upcoming (cult?) film adaptation of John Dies at the End promises to lure new readers. A joyful return to the paroxysms of laughter lurking in the American Midwest."
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