Oh, I'm sure it is because the narration was really the only enjoyable part.
It made no sense, was unnecessarily gross and disgusting without any apparent relationship to whatever plot there was.
His performance was fine; the characters were non-existent.
Please don't ask.
I'm sorry, but this book was a total waste of time. I couldn't listen to it at mealtime because there was something disgusting every 10 minutes. I kept waiting for something to make sense and nothing ever did.
This book had me on the edge of my seat in horror and laughing the entire book. I was sad when John described his story. It was so fast-paced that I must listen to it again. The dialogue between the two heroes was hilarious. Of course the descriptions David has of John had me bowled over in laughter. Of course I don't see how the blurb fits the book. The narrator isn't really talking to us at all. But the story is so wonderful in its oddities and the narrator is so good that I could not help but want to listen. This was a great read and worth the credit.
After reading 14 (which I hated!!!) I would not have chosen this book on my own. But it was recommended to me by my bestie, who I trust, so I gave it a try. It definitely has some of the same themes and ideas as 14, but it is so much better.
Here are some of the things I liked about this book:
1. The narrator is great.
2. You never know if the main character is delusional, or actually seeing and doing the things he's talking about.
3. The scary bits are made less scary when the writer breaks in with a joke or story.
4. It's so out there the whole time, so when something really crazy happens, it's not unbelievable.
5. It's an interesting mix of supernatural and other dimensions.
6. God is not a huge part of fighting off the spirits, although they do use holy water and crosses. He doesn't make it all about God and Satan.
7. I love that the two main characters get so used to crazy things happening, that by the end they are so ho-hum about it all. Hey. There's a portal to another world. Guess we could check it out. Wonder if they have a good place to play b-ball.
8. The abrupt ending was an interesting choice made by the author and made me think. Did the world end at that very second? Was it a silly story that didn't matter enough to keep going? Was he about to tell us a mind blowing secret that we will never know now?
Overall, I have nothing negative to say about this book. It was solid and crazy all at the same time. It's not a genre I would choose to read on my own, nor one I can rave about, but it was still a good book.
This plays with some classic ideas in scifi and horror, but keeps it fresh with its own special sass.
This is one of my favorite books. I didn't know horror comedy was really a thing before this, and I have to say it's pretty amazing. The writing style was like reading a story in the style of a Cracked article (not terribly surprising given who the author is), so if you like that style and a good story, you'll love this book.