STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me. The important thing is this: The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. John and I never had the chance to say no. You still do. I'm sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind: None of this was my fault.
©2007 David Wong and Permuted Press. All rights reserved. (P)2011 BBC Audiobooks America
We must prepare.
That's really hard to answer because I liked all of the story. Molly. Definitely Molly.
I've never heard any of Mr. Thorne's other performances, this is the first one. I must say, he deserves an award. He is the perfect person chosen to narrate this book.
I laughed my butt off from the beginning to the end. Even through the graphically gory parts.
This is the perfect blend of Horror and Comedy. I can't wait for the movie, as well as David Wong's next book.
I'm already planning on listening to it again before the sequel comes out. Can't wait for the movie, though I know it will have to leave out a lot.
The characters in this book are slackers, but not stupid. They are realistic people put in a world our sci-fi horror culture has prepared us for... which is what I've always said. You want to survive the coming apocalypse? Watch a lot of movies! David Wong and John are basically my friends and I summed up. Very relatable.
The book is equal parts funny, thrilling, profound and witty. It doesn't take itself seriously until it catches itself taking itself too seriously, then it steps back, thinks about that mistake and walks away with moral indignity, grumbling something about a chili dog. In the end, it's a modern day take on H.P. Lovecraft. If there were ghosts and goblins... this is what they'd be and this is how it would go down.
I love this book. The narration was also very well done. They picked the perfect voice for David Wong.
Definitely, already have his second book pre-ordered.
Tough call. Dave has the everyday persona that you can relate to but John has that charisma that draws you to him as well.
I have not, but will in the future.
Arnie Blondstone. Great character arc for him.
A person who enjoys a confusing Grant Morrison style of storyline.
The main character was a disorganized mess of a person which is why the story (told in first person) probably reads that way. If I wanted to listen to a rambling story told by a mental case, I'd talk to my friends.
The narrator did a good job of character differentiation and had a pleasant voice.
The author does a good job of setting the scene and descriptions.
John Dies at the End was a fun read. Wry. I enjoyed the way Wong twisted all the horror and action tropes. I actually laughed a couple of times.
The story is a little Too simmilar to something by Lovecraft. But then, that's what Lovecraft wanted, to be emulated. It's humorous in dark places and "in the now" you could say. I didn't like the ending and the plot is pretty predictable. But all in all a good listen. The narraror did a fine job. He has a fitting and pleasant voice. I would recommend this book unless you have a Strong aversion to insects.
Apparently this book was originally published as an online serialized book and you can really tell. There were numerous times when it was CRYING out for an editor.
There are some rather funny and interesting moments in the book but there was numerous times when I had no clue what was going on and/or the book could have used a good pair of scissors.
The narration is fine but be warned this book is really blue (lots of sex and potty humor) not for the squeamish.
Gave up after the first four chapters. Some may feel there is a story in the book, but I thought it was some guy writing about his drug induced nightmares and trying to pull them together into a story. Pathetic waste of time.
This book was definitely catering to a male reader demographic! I did not feel empathy for the characters and there were so many gross images that I couldn't finish it. That is one plus - the imagery that the book created was very good. If you like gross horror books, I guess it would be great!
This book is all over the place. Parts of it did provide a laugh but the rest was extremely tangential and irreverent. Not really sure who I would recommend this book to but it definitely was not for me.
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