Why wouldn't I recommend this book...it's freaking awesome!
No this is the first time.
Don't touch the sauce.
I have re-listened to this book countless times.
Saw the movie first, but really enjoyed this book. If you don't like and follow the first 10 minutes you might not like it. It is for people with a strange sense of humor.
I happen to like dark, quirky humor that drips with sarcasm so this book was right up my alley. If you don't like off-beat humor or story lines that don't resemble a line at all then you probably won't like this book. This book definitely falls squarely into the strange category but to me it was strange in a good way.
But this book dies a slow painful death from the very beginning. Don't waste you time or credits.
If David Lynch and George Carlin teamed up to tell a twistedly humorous apocalyptic tale very loosely based on "A wrinkle in time" then this would be that love-child. Demons, zombies, a stupid dog, possession, aliens, shot guns, and a one armed girl, all beautifully visualized through the eyes of a unique video store clerk and his slacker friend.
Definitely. It's an terribly original work in a style that reminds me a hybrid between The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, They Live, and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
John was terrifically absurd, providing both comic relief and exposition.
If you can keep up with all the twists and turns - part of what makes this audio book so enjoyable is having to pay attention - you will love John Dies at the End. But Gosh I hope John doesn't really die at the end. Did I miss that?
This book was funny, but you have to abandon all logic to follow the story, if "following" it is even possible. There are a lot of poop, fart, and penis jokes. I had a lot of laughs, but found the story unfulfilling. I think my little brother would really like it and appreciate it more than I did. He would probably rate it 4 or 5 stars. I would recommend it to certain people, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. Most of the story makes little sense and it hops around so much. There are a lot of puns. I'm cool with puns. I got it when it was on sale, and I am happy with the purchase. I would not have wanted to pay full price for this book, but $4 isn't bad for it. It gave me several hours of comedy while I worked. I was told it was made into a movie. My friend said she loved the movie. I have not seen the movie, but I think this might translate better into a movie.
The narrator did an awesome job of bringing the story to life. I always appreciate that about Audible's books.
Yes, especially men, it is definitely from a male perspective, especially in as often as peni are mentioned. women don't think much about them, but apparently if you have one, you think about it all the time.
none. It is quite unique....a little Army of Darkness esque.
nope, but I would again.
Dave Saves the World!!!!!..........sort of.
I really enjoyed this story. it is very well written and read. I liked Dave and John, The plot was great, It ended a different story than it started, but it is a work of fiction which allows the author a lot of freedom.
I watched the movie first. (Four Times and counting) I had to get the audio book to compare it to the movie. I was so impressed how close the book was to the movie. Except there is more book and therefore well worth the listen.
The most memorable part of the book was the scene with Arnie Blondestone, when John tells him he is dead and has been murdered and is only there because John basically made him up in his mind.
Excellent performance, he made the audio book.
The only extreme reaction I had to the book was that I had a hard time putting it down. I know these two don't really compare, but this book and Joyland are my most recent favorites. I could hardly tear myself away from them.
Watch the movie and get the book. The movie is a great complement to the book.