John Dies at the End (Paperback)
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There is little that can prepare a reader for John Dies at the End. A new drug called “soy sauce” is tearing at the fabric of reality and time. As reality wears thin, unthinkable monsters become reality and at the heart of it all is a being beyond comprehension and two “heroes” who have to make sense of it all; David Wong and John Cheese (not their real names). Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by way of Lovecraft; JDatE is a hilarious and frightening adventure that will have you trying to understand the awful truth of the universe; assuming you do not go utterly mad in the attempt.— From Matthew's Book List
Jon Dies at the End is a genre-bending, humorous account of two college drop-outs inadvertently charged with saving their small town--and the world--from a host of supernatural and paranormal invasions.
Now a Major Motion Picture.
"[Pargin] is like a mash-up of Douglass Adams and Stephen King... 'page-turner' is an understatement."
—Don Coscarelli, director, Phantasm I-V, Bubba Ho-tep
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. 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 sauce is a drug, 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.
About the Author
DAVID WONG is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, New York Times bestselling author of the John Dies at the End series as well as the award-winning Zoey Ashe novels. He previously published under the pseudonym David Wong. His essays at Cracked.com and other outlets have been enjoyed by tens of millions of readers around the world.
JASON PARGIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the John Dies at the End series as well as the award-winning Zoey Ashe novels. He previously published under the pseudonym David Wong. His essays at Cracked.com and other outlets have been enjoyed by tens of millions of readers around the world.
“John Dies at the End…[is] a case of the author trying to depict actual, soul-sucking lunacy, and succeeding with flying colors.” —Fangoria
“[Jason Pargin] is like a mash-up of Douglas Adams and Stephen King . . . ‘page-turner' is an understatement.” —Don Coscarelli, director, Phantasm I–V and Bubba Ho-tep
“[Jason Pargin] has managed to write that rarest of things---a genuinely scary story.” —David Wellington, author of Monster Island and Vampire Zero
“The rare genre novel that manages to keep its sense of humor strong without ever diminishing the scares.” —The Onion AV Club
“Sure to please the Fangoria set while appealing to a wider audience, the book's smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next.” —Publishers Weekly
“When it's funny, it's laugh-out-loud funny, yet when the situation calls for chills, it provides them in spades.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The book takes every pop culture trend of the past twenty years, peppers it with 14-year-old dick and fart humor, and blends it all together with a huge heaping of splatterpunk gore…. Successfully blend[s] laugh-out-loud humor with legitimate horror.” —i09.com