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John Dies at the End by David Wong
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Jan 10, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: shelved
Read in January, 2011

Breaking onto the scene with a debut novel of rip-roaring, slapstick madness, columnist Jason Pargin (writing under the pseudonym, David Wong) grabs convention and order by the haunches with "John Dies at the End", and proceeds to non-consensually sodomize them to pieces over the course of nearly 500 hilariously batshit pages.

Writing from the first person perspective of alter-ego David Wong, Pargin kicks off a dizzying, side-splitting, blood-drenched horror-comedy-of-errors that ignores logic and reason in favor of imagination and entertainment. His tale of inter-planar and karmic mischief and mayhem never takes itself too seriously, and anaerobically sprints from its wonderfully wackjob opening to its thoroughly satisfying conclusion, without every running out of steam.

To reveal too much about the plot of this book would be a grave disservice to anyone remotely interested in giving it a read. However, it remains an enthralling, hysterical, genre-bending, mind-altering journey through the looking glass from start to finish.

Just take the Sauce already.


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