Anybody read John Dies at the End?

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#1 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

The book by David Wong. I just got finished reading the sequel, This Book is Full of Spiders, and I've got to say that I think Wong is my favorite new author. I'm really hoping that he becomes more popular in the next few years, because both of his books, John Dies, and Full of Spiders are absolutely fantastic.

Has anyone here read the books, or even heard of them?

#2 Edited by tofu-lion91 (13481 posts) -

I've read John Dies At The End, found it difficult to read as it jumped around all over the place. The ending was disappointing for obvious reasons, which I'll try not to spoil!

#3 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

@tofu-lion91: Have you read the sequel, This Book is Full of Spiders? It's much, much more linear, since, instead of being a collection of related stories, it's basically a single big story. Might be worth looking in to.

#4 Posted by tofu-lion91 (13481 posts) -

@turtlethetaffer: I haven't but I'll give it a go :) Just finished Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz and about to start Lady Friday by Garth Nix so it might have to wait a month or so while I finish the 7 Keys To The Kingdom!

#5 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

@tofu-lion91: Nice. Yeah I can see why in the first book some people would be turned off by the jumping around. I personally found the way the story was structured pretty interesting. The second book is much more focused. The most jumping around is when the author tells you something that happened earlier from a different character's POV.

#6 Edited by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

I've heard it's really good. I want to read it eventually. Wong's Cracked articles always make me laugh.

#7 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16788 posts) -

@Makhaidos: Both of the books are hysterical. Beyond that though, they both tell really creative and unique stories and have some great, oddball characters to top it off. It's just good literature that happens to be creepy at times and hilarious at others.

#8 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

I haven't read his books, but David Wong writes some fantastic articles for cracked. This one is a must read for any young adult male who thinks their life sucks. I believe the cracked editors voted it the best article of 2012,