I'm pretty sure the end of the book is screwed up- cuts off short- although this book is so out there that who knows, it could be how it goes... Just seemed really off. Otherwise it's wonderful.
so amazing I wish that the movie they made based on this book had more parts from the book in it. great story to listen to over and over again!
If a 14 year old wrote a supernatural book complete with penis jokes, gratuitous feces, blood, and vomit scenes, and some unsophisticated one liners, this would be it.
I'm a guy with a wife and 3 babies. I'm a guy who likes summer rather than winter. I'm a guy who likes art & conspiracy theories. -Kevin H.
If Stephen King and Larry Correia had a love child, its name would be David Wong . Great story that had me laughing out loud and than questioning myself at why I was laughing at something so disturbing.
This book grabbed me by the ears, slapped me a few times and then had my full attention. Its silly, stupid and yet I could stop listening and laughing. Like a modern day Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy, it dragged me through the story and only at the very end did it let my exhausted brain heave a sigh of relief as understanding dawned.
It won't leave you with a deep understanding of the mysteries of existence instead your left with a goofy smile on your lips.
Yes, the narrator is great and the story line is crazy so I'm sure I missed a couple things the first time I listened to it and will definitely listen to it again.
For the supernatural factor: Odd Thomas. For the hilarity: pretty much any book Christopher Moore has written. Much lighter than any of Joe Hill's books but same unpredictability and strange uniqueness.
No I haven't but I greatly enjoyed this one.
This is a wonderful book. It relishes in it's ridiculousness in the best kind of way. It's funny, suspenseful, completely unpredictable and if you can get past the strangeness of it you will not be disappointed. I definitely recommend this book and narrator.
Say something about yourself!
This book absolutely does not take itself too seriously. It is infectious from the get go.There are loose ends that I wish were explained, so i could make sense of them but that is honestly just for me. The humor is outstanding, the plot shifts itself into 5th gear from the Prologue and keeps it red-lined all the way through the book. You have to get out of a serious mindset when listening to this, as well as get used to his repetitive way of describing ridiculous scenarios, which there are plenty. But it is worth it just as a breath of fresh air, which this book is.
I believe through a combo of how well written it was, and how well performed it was, John is my favorite character. Buy and large most friend groups have a John type and he is just extravagantly well written in this.
I would listen to John Dies at the End—In fact, I plan to do that very soon, because it's one of those books that leaves delicate clues throughout the beginning, and then has the big reveal at the end, and therefore it's one of those books that'd be nice to read again, once we know the plot, so we can find all the little easter eggs.
I liked how imaginative this story was, how brutal the disgusting elements were, and how I could never fucking guess what was coming next. It was like what I imagine going on a roller coaster while tripping balls is like, crazy and terrifying but definitely something you're going to want to talk about afterwards, and maybe drag your friends into if they'll let you.
Dave, the narrator. We got up close and personal with his character, and so its hard not to like him. He's got a good heart, a probably-more-than-healthy amount of self loathing, and really valid reasons for the way he acts. There was never a second where I was listening to him where I was like "what the fuck is with this guy" because he was just so believable.
I'd say the most memorable character, probably aside from Dave, was Molly. I don't know. Molly was great. Good dog. Weird dog. Really, really weird dog.
This is a good book to draw to, if you need to doodle or work on an art project. It's also probably good for long train rides, but I might gently caution you against listening to it as a before-sleep book if you're easily freaked out.
story is hilarious. the performer wasn't that good. wish he would have tried harder to project emotion.