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David Wong has updated the Lovecraft tradition and infused it with humor that rather than lessening the horror, increases it dramatically. Every time I set the book down down, I was wary that something really was afoot, that there were creatures I couldn't see, and that because I suspected this, I was next. Engaging, comic, and terrifying.-- Joe Garden, Features Editor, The Onion
"Wong 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

"That rarest of things--a genuinely scary story."--David Wellington, author of Monster Island, Vampire Zero

"JOHN DIES AT THE END has a cult following for a reason: it's horrific, thought-provoking, and hilarious all at once. This is one of the most entertaining and addictive novels I've ever read."--Jacob Kier, Publisher, Permuted Press

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.

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    Pass The Soy Sauce

    Imagine if you will an alternate universe where Douglas Adams and Stephen King fell love. And thanks to great advances in reproductive technologies they had a child. And they name that child Jason Pargin who in turn reinvents himself as David Wong. And let's imagine that David lives a quiet life as a video rental clerk but after a full meal of Kung Fu Chicken drowning in soy sauce, writes a novel on the back of Red Mountain Dew labels. But he's not sure if he has anything, so he calls all his friends to a naked lunch at Dennys at the end of the universe for a meat feast. William S. Buroughs, Simon Pegg, H. P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker and John Cleese were invited. Danny Glover and Mel Gibson just kinda showed up and tried to take over. And over the course of that momentous lunch an object of such story telling perfection was created that, when all the pens were finally put down, the whole of the universe collapsed under it. All that was left was this book, which teleported to our universe into the water bowl of a happy Irish Setter and somehow made it's way to a publisher's hands. Reading this book is imperative. Just go easy on the soy sauce. Better yet, best leave it in a dark corner of your fridge.

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    John Dies at the End is probably one of the best books I have had the fortune of reading. It's irreverent in a way that other books can only dream of. It is profoundly intelligent, thoughtful, and full of weird dick jokes. It's a damn good horror novel. You should buy this book immediately.

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    mind bendy

    i stumbled across the movie on netflix, and loved it. when i found out it was based on a book, i hade to read it. it was even better than the movie. i read his next book and am buying his third. 'dave wong' is a fantastic sci-fi writer and a hell of a smart and funny dude. if you have a slightly goofy sense of humor and want to go on a crazy, mind bending adventure, you will love this book.

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    A very cool read - especially around halloween. The mix of humour/horror light/dark is perfect. I was captivated - so much so that I devoured the second book too ('This Book Is Full Of Spiders...) ... gret stuff

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    :[ rip

    I died at the end, it really hurt

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