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
Let me start by saying that this book is impeccably written, it truly could have been an amazing novel... but the ending was pretty terrible. I understand that it was originally written as a serial which may be why it falls off the way it does. I just can't understand why the author would leave so many questions unanswered? I was literally haunted by the graphic/realistic imagery, the protagonist was just the kind of bitter investigator a reader can really get behind, but the book just apprubtly ends. I can scarcely explain my surprise and (really) horror when the audible credits began. WTF?REALLY, if there are any readers/listeners who felt differently, please let me know. Maybe I just need some further explainantion? Also, what's up with the title?
He could have given the ending just the slightest bit of closure and changed the title.
He had a way of keeping me glued to my ear-buds. Even when the story got slow, I felt very much entrenched in what was going on.
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.
I've read this book about 10 times now, I'm downloading the audiobook, so I can share it with others. I plan on listening to it many times
Only anything written by David Wong. No other book is comparable to this one.
That's a hard one. Probably when all the dismembered body parts were making their way to the pile of other dismembered body parts and started fusing themselves together creating what was described as "Satan's lego kit". That or the Chapter "Shit Narnia"
The part when you finally find out what's in the shed...
I recommend this book to everyone. It is unlike anything you'll ever read. It's such a fantastical story but it feels so damn real. It'll make you believe those things you see out of the corner of your eye are real, very, very real.
Clearly spoken with nicely interpreted characters.
A Kafka-esque story of hallucinatory horror with some Lovecraft lineage as well. I might have liked this novel when I was a teenager, but at 54 I find the story somewhat immature and difficult to identify with. Should be entertaining to the younger, stoner crowd.
maybe the movie ended early so they could make a sequel? I don't know. This book is great!
At the end John dies.
A lover of contemporary, character driven sci-fi.
This is hands-down my favorite audio book ever. EVER. It is scary and funny (I had to pause it a few times just so I could finish laughing at a joke), and Stephen Thorne is the _perfect_ narrator for this, his performance was flawless. When you start reading, the story seems all over the place, and even when you finish it the first time it seems like someone just threw a dozen books at you at once, but the more you think about it the more everything makes sense. Then, when you go back and read/listen again, you realize that as insane as this book is, it's actually a whole and real story that obeys its own rules.
I've listened to this book more than any other audio book, and if I could rate it any higher I would.
I tried to listen to this book for over an hour and a half and even though I got book at a discount, it was a complete waste of money. I'm sure if you are so stoned out of your mind and have nothing else to do you may think this book is funny. I won't be buying any sequals to this. No story line, jumps all over the place, can't guess at who is involved at anytime and the main characters are idiots.
Yes, its not his fault the writer is an idiot.
disappointment, I thought it was going to be funny, instead it was moronic.
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