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John Dies at the End

Wong, David

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
John Dies at the End
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This may be the story of John and David, a drug called soy sauce, and other-worldly beings invading the planet. Or, it may be the story of two beer-drinking friends who live in an unnamed Midwestern town and only think something horrific is going on. But the important thing is, according to the narrator, "None of this is my fault."
Publisher: New York : Griffin ; Godalming : Melia [distributor], 2010
ISBN: 9780312659141
0312659148
Branch Call Number: FICTION Won
Characteristics: 469 p. ; 21 cm

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Dec 11, 2014
  • julianl23 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

John Dies at the End traverses a very difficult gap in bridging humour and horror. It's extremely effective in both genres, and creates a very engaging story. I found that the structure of the book was a bit odd, which is likely due to it's origin as a series of blogs. I also felt that the book had its strongest content up front, with the third act being a little rough.

Jul 31, 2014
  • firered81 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I've ever read. Throughout the story the line between reality and fiction slowly becomes null.

If you want to do the whole sci-fi, paranormal, horror, adolescent humor, type of book, you better do it right. Unfortunately, this book tried and it failed. There was way too much going on for me to catch up, the plot was confusing, the characters were over the top, and the story was a mess. granted this could have been a good read if only it had its priorities straightened out first. I barely could visualize the things that were going on in this book. The dialogue was boring, the jokes were funny the first time but then got old after a while. Overall this book never really had much to work with in the first place, and I was actually looking forward to reading this. There could've been an author out there who would mesh these genres together and made a masterpiece of this novel. Unfortunately this wasn't that book and this wasn't that author. There was effort put in to it though, problem was that there wasn't enough content for the story to set up to something good and there was too much effort put into what little sources it had. All in all a so-so read.

Jul 04, 2014
  • emmilee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I had been meaning to read David Wong's novel for quite a while, and I'm glad I finally did. This book is a fantastic sci-fi and supernatural adventure, filled with horror elements and a lot of comedy. The book at the beginning just appears to be confusing and the plot seems jumbled -- but that's the point, as the story follows two young men who are just as confused about the situation as you should be. The humor in this book is fairly juvenile, but the characters are as well, age wise, so I wouldn't expect anything else. This was a great and entertaining read.

Feb 09, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I saw the movie first, directed by "Phantasm" dude Don Coscarelli, and then picked up the book. The movie is enjoyable, but you wonder what someone like Joss Whedon or Guillermo del Toro could've done with it. The book, a wild, over the top mix of adolescent humor, sci-fi, horror and buddy comedy is a pretty entertaining read, even if it runs out of steam towards the end. Genre fans will enjoy its gruesome monsters and tongue in cheek tone. Followed by a sequel.

Sep 10, 2013
  • loudem rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is the most stupid book I've read in a long time. Stupid,no story line, jumble swill. I read half and couldn't continue because I could see no interest in doing so. The book was going nowhere.

Jun 02, 2013
  • Panicradar rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I thought this was a really great novel overall. I didn't expect much from it but it made me laugh a couple of times (Yes, out loud). It started to get a little stale toward the end because of Korrok but other than that I loved it.

Feb 05, 2013
  • acramer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a series of blogs, so I don't suppose the regular rules of novelization really apply. It reads like a book that wasn't planned particularly hard, other than cramming in as many immature jokes as humanly possible.

Jan 20, 2013
  • FancyFlyer rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This book was equally entertaining and confusing. I didn't really like the supernatural part of it -- i felt like the summary alluded to more of sci-fi theme and that was a bit disappointing. Either way, it was pretty funny, I give it an average rating

Jan 20, 2013
  • MPLolohea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent book! A real page turner, recommended!!!

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Jul 04, 2014
  • emmilee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 28, 2012
  • aaronite rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 31, 2014
  • firered81 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“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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