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
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.
What a disaster this book is. Really interesting premise, and several of the chapters were fascinating and fun, but everything else was a confusing mish mash of too much crap, all balled together with no reason.
The author obviously has a lot of creativity and can write well, but he can't string a meaningful plot along. There are so many diversions in this book, so many incidents that have nothing to do with anything else - it's impossible to follow this book. I found my mind wandering during 75% of the reading.
And the ending? Complete garbage. A real non-ending.
The narrator however was excellent.
Less bathroom humor and a more serious treatment of the horror element.
Stop trying to push limits just to see how long someone will listen. (At one point the author describes a sequence of numbers that went on for 2 minutes....0, 9, 10, 7, 8, 4, 3, 2, 11, 18, 27....and so on.) It wasn't clever. It was obnoxious.The online chat dialog was a close second. (Mustache girl, Evil Nymph, Fairy Dust)
I liked the narrator. The performance was what originally attracted me to the audiobook.
I think the author is very talented and enjoyed some of the creative descriptive writing, but overall the hyper-silly tone kept me from following the key points to the plot and thinking the whole story was just a bad trip.
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.
It’s really hard to come up with a good summary to this story, but what I can tell you is that it’s a funny sci-fi off-beat story. After listening to the first few chapters, I told my boyfriend about it, and we both pretty much raced through listening to it because it was so entertaining. I’d strongly suggest this book to anyone with a sense of humor, who doesn’t mind some good ol’ fashion poop jokes.
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.
maybe the movie ended early so they could make a sequel? I don't know. This book is great!
At the end John dies.
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