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What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror
What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror | David Wong
New York Times bestselling author David Wong takes readers to a whole new level with his latest dark comic horror, set in the world of John Dies at the End and This Book is Full of Spiders.John Dies at the End's "smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next" (Publishers Weekly) and This Book is Full of Spiders was "unlike any other book of the genre" (Washington Post). Now, Wong is back with the third installment of this black-humored thriller series.Dave, John and Amy recount what seems like a fairly straightforward tale of a shape-shifting creature from another dimension that is stealing children and brainwashing their parents, but it eventually becomes clear that someone is lying, and that someone is the narrators. The novel you're reading is a cover-up, and the "true" story reveals itself in the cracks of their hilariously convoluted, and sometimes contradictory, narrative. Equal parts terrifying and darkly comedic in his writing, David Wong "will be remembered as one of today's great satirists" (Nerdist).
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Faibka
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GingerAntics Oh my god this sounds awesome! Have you read this yet? 2mo
Faibka @GingerAntics no I haven‘t read any of the trilogy :( but they say this is the best one. So many books so little time 😫 2mo
GingerAntics @Faibka I have that feeling every day! lol just based on the covers I like this one best. lol 2mo
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Faibka @GingerAntics yes, me too! Lol I think I don‘t even have the other ones, I have to confess the cover was a big factor in getting my attention to acquire it 😂 but looks like it‘s a great read as well 2mo
GingerAntics It does look like a really good book. The other two, less so. Apparently this is the most popular of the three. 2mo
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amyrohn
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I made it through the whole trilogy! This one was a little shorter than the other two, but still great. All the creepy through lines were well done, and I loved seeing the author‘s growth from the first two to this one. Hopefully the next installment will come soon!

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cswaingiggles
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Seems like a good start to a book

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SpacePepper
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I loved JDATE and was indifferent to the sequel. This brought me back into the fold. So good!!

ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 11mo
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CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 11mo
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eanderson Welcome to Litsy!! (edited) 11mo
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Gezemice Welcome to Litsy! @LitsyWelcomeWagon 11mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 11mo
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 11mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 11mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 11mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 11mo
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booklover984
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I really enjoyed this book. It picked up fast and had me turning the pages. The sense of humor in this book, along with the sarcasm, is definitely along the lines of my humor.
The only thing that bummed me out, was finding out that there are two other books before this one. I hate reading in the middle of a series! But with this book, I didn't have to read the first two in order to understand the characters.

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booklover984
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I knew this was going to be a good book when this was after the title page
#books #reading #currentread

RaimeyGallant Love it. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
booklover984 @RaimeyGallant thank you! I shall check it all out, thank you for the help 12mo
RaimeyGallant My pleasure. :) 12mo
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Chelleo Welcome! 🤗 12mo
booklover984 @Chelleo thank you 😀 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 12mo
booklover984 @Eggs thank you 12mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚☕📚 11mo
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Pogue
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Just bought the tagged title. Came home and found this.

ju.ca.no 💙 13mo
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mrsh62010
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You kill everything that doesn‘t have pretty wings. #spooktober

MelAnn Appropriate title just by reading that page. 13mo
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mrsh62010
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Oh man this one is really fun. Great choice for a goofy #spooktober read. Rewatched the movie the other day too. Almost finished!! Sure wish I could focus and read more than 3 pages at a time but whatever. I still enjoy reading even if I‘m slow af.

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mrsh62010
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Yes, it's such a party that sometimes we blow our fucking brains out

Samplergal Well, teachers..... 14mo
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DGRachel
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I was sitting on the couch after dinner, watching the news, and got hit by a sudden wave of The Sads. So, I wandered up to B&N for a little retail therapy. It‘s never too early to plan for next October‘s #screamathon, right?

valeriegeary I'm sorry about the sads but happy about the books. 🤗 14mo
Bklover Coming here always helps too! Enjoy your new books! 14mo
LeahBergen I‘ve found that I need to keep my news viewing to a minimum. 😬 14mo
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vivastory The David Wong has the best designed spine for a book published last year 14mo
DGRachel @vivastory I didn‘t realize it was the third in a series. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I ordered the first two from Amazon last night. *sigh* 14mo
vivastory I haven't read it yet but I loved the first two. 14mo
vivastory I nearly bought the Stoker last week, I'm pretty curious about it 14mo
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mrsh62010
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I wasn't supposed to get another book from the library bc I already have several of my own books lined up to read but this one caught my eye.

mrsh62010 HELP I've just learned that this is part 3 of a series... Should i just read it independently since I've got it now? I liked the John Dies at the End movie quite a bit. Is that enough background? 1y
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LaceyDoesLit
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Check out my latest #bookreview at LaceyDoesLit.com! #books #bookworm #booknerd #bookish

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happyflavored
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Anyone familiar with David Wong‘s writing from Cracked.com will appreciate how he works little bits of practical advice into this utterly ridiculous story about a depressed alcoholic and a methhead once again saving the world from insane, supernatural monsters. Anyone who has read the first two novels in the series will appreciate how John and David‘s adventures never become predictable. Anyone who doesn‘t know what to expect - that‘s the point.

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happyflavored

I made eye contact with John and said, “I just want you to know, if it turns out you‘re a fake person inserted into my memory, my whole life will make so much more sense.”

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happyflavored
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“They didn‘t have witch hunts because they believed in witches. They believed in witches so they could have witch hunts.”

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happyflavored
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“Are you suggesting the soul is made of tiny particles?”

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MisterWhitaker
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Meanwhile, as much as I'm loving #LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon my #audiobook #MountTBR really needs some love from me. The tagged book is too creepy to listen to at night, but I love the series.

Moony Sounds good! One more book on my wishlist 😃 2y
readinginthedark I enjoyed A Study in Scarlet Women but haven‘t read the others on your list! 2y
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BookBee89

Still reading this... I just wanted to thank everyone for the warm welcome I‘ll do my best to give good honest reviews and I will be starting a segment on comparing movie versions of books so stay tuned

BookBee89 And to all the people who likes and commented I will do better at tagging lol 2y
MinDea I do a monthly Buddy read called #BookToScreen. This month is Princess Bride. February is Snow Falling on cedars and March is A Wrinkle in Time. Please feel free to join! 2y
mrozzz @MinDea I‘ve been debating whether or not I should read A Wrinkle in Time before the movie! Now I think I will... 😃 2y
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BookBee89
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This is what I am currently reading ... I just joined litsy so I could be my fiancées 1000th follower

mrozzz 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
GondorGirl That's adorable! ❤ 2y
cobwebmoth Welcome to Litsy!🎉 2y
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AceOnRoam Welcome to Litsy 📚📚📚 2y
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Kaye Welcome ❤️ 2y
ghosthost Wonderful! Welcome! 2y
UrsulaMonarch 😊👏👏👏 2y
Avanders 🎉🎉 And welcome to Litsy!! 2y
intothehallofbooks I love this, so awesome. Welcome!! 2y
Wbabdullah You are awesome @BookBee89 !!! What a romantic thing to do for your fiancée!! ?????? 2y
SpeculativeFemale Welcome! 🎉 2y
Suelizbeth Welcome! We‘re glad to have you! 📚❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB So great! Welcome! 2y
Kaylamburson So sweet!! Welcome to Litsy!!! 2y
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!!! 2y
BookwormAHN That is so sweet, welcome to Litsy 😸 2y
TricksyTails Awww!! This is so sweet! You‘re engaged to the fabulous @mrozzz?! So you‘re the wonderful fiancée she‘s always mentioning! Happy to have you as part of the Litsy family! Welcome!! ???????? 2y
BookBee89 @TricksyTails thank you so much for your warm welcome and I‘m absolutely thrilled to be here 😭🤓📚 2y
Desha Welcome to Litsy! That‘s so awesome that you are the 1000th follower of your fiancée @mrozzz! Wishing you guys both much bookish happiness (and can we hope for more book/food pairings a la @MrBook and @BookBabe?!) 2y
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RiaWritten
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Dinner for breakfast at lunchtime and my messy table. Also pictured: the favorite mug I won at @strandbookstore from their costume contest last year. It contains a fancy oolong tea I really like. Now you know all you need to know about how my morning is going. :)

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jackilynn
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RiaWritten
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I want to read, but I don‘t want to disturb Erin Purr. #CatsofLitsy

TheWordJar Erin Purr! 😂❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
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jackilynn
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Last day of winter break and it feels like -30°, brrrr!! Going to curl up under my blanket with a giant cup coffee and see what kind of trouble John & Dave get into this time.

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Emmalibby
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I loved this! I was a little sceptical at first but by the first chapter I had already changed my mind. I hadn't read any of his books before and didn't realise that it was part of a series but thankfully it didn't seem to matter to the story. I received another of his books for Christmas so I'm looking forward to reading that one!

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RiaWritten
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I friggin love David Wong sometimes.

Owlizabeth 😂😂😂 2y
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RiaWritten
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They turned on the tv. *sad trombone* I went to the park to read. Good thing it‘s not so cold today.

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RiaWritten
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A little cosmic horror and hijinks to go with lunch today! (I already ate it but now I can read! Provided they leave the break room tv off.)

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Reviewsbylola
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NPR posted their best of 2017 list. There are some great titles in there BUT I don‘t see The Heart‘s Invisible Furies. How can that be?!?! And what‘s worse, LUCKY YOU is on there. Really, NPR?!?!? I just can‘t. 🤭🤭 https://apps.npr.org/best-books-2017/

L_auren Lucky You. Wtf. 2y
Reviewsbylola Makes me wonder if they read the books they listed. 🤔 @L_auren 2y
Cinfhen I wasn‘t a fan of 2y
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Reviewsbylola I know and that upsets me because I‘m so looking forward to it!! @Cinfhen 2y
L_auren @Reviewsbylola baffling. 2y
Lisaw13 I hated Lucky You as well - ugh 2y
emilyhaldi LUCKY YOU?! I don‘t think I can give this article an ounce of credibility. 2y
Megabooks Wtf Lucky You!? Tree and Sky are great though! Sometimes I think publishers pay to have a book on the list! 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen I liked Mrs. Fletcher but it wasn‘t my favorite Perrotta. That would bec 2y
Cinfhen BTW, that's quite a LONG list... which makes it even more shocking that HIF wasn't listed😪 2y
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Byron-McBride
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Chapter 25: Well, they certainly fucked that up, didn‘t they?

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 7! Recently released. This is the 3rd installment in the John Dies At the End series. This dark comic sci-fi thriller finds John and Amy recounting a tale of a shape-shifting creature that steals children and brainwashes their parents. But the narrative is a cover-up, and how can you tell what happened from what didn't? #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

RiaWritten THERE‘S ANOTHER ONE!!! 🙀😻🙀😻 2y
rwmg Wishlisted the first in the series 2y
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Dave, John & Amy are back in their 3rd book. The group has to battle a supernatural threat that takes the shape of children. Only the guys can see that the kids are not who they seem nor for that matter is any one else. There is a villain who wears nothing but little girls underwear, a creature part bat & part praying mantis, an ex military guy itching to blow anything up & a mysterious organization that may or may not be helpful. Great, fun book!

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Kosugi
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Just started this. Hoping it's as fun as the first two!

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BeckyBelt
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Picturesque AF.

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The.Intentional.Reader
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I can't explain how excited I am to start this book today! Dave & John are back 😎

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mrozzz
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Loved this passage. 📚📚📚😜🙃😊

bookloo Old book smell is everything! Smells super sweet—I love it. ☺️ 2y
mrozzz @bookloo it's different! I love walking into a room with a lot of old books or old wood, like a big library or museum or cathedral. Mmmmm. 🤓 2y
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mrozzz
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While my first impression was that this was a nerdy dudebro's wet dream, I quickly realized that Wong has talent obscured by his crass (relatable) view on life.

It's mixes the absurdity of Evil Dead with the dynamic & routine of Supernatural, and reads like the Unnoticeables. I left this book open to obscene chapter titles for my guy to glance over and demand he read this next.

Hadn't read the first two, and didn't have to, but I might now!

Cinfhen Nice review 🙌🏻great book cover ❤️ 2y
mrozzz @Cinfhen Thanks!! It was.... weird! But a wild ride. 👌🏻😄 2y
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mrozzz
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"It all matters. The universe is a series of fulcrums, upon which fate tilts this way and that. A random application for an art school is rejected, and a young Adolf Hitler changes careers."

I'm surprised how much I like this book, although it seems to have put Jackson to sleep. ??

alvingregorio I definitely want to check this one out. But want to read "John does at the end" first. 2y
mrozzz @alvingregorio that would have made sense! Lol luckily this one stands alone pretty well so I'm not confused 2y
mcipher I watched the movie@of John Dies at the End and then realized I really wanted to read the book instead. 😂 I have to get on that! 2y
mrozzz It so weird!! I should have started from the beginning... 🤷🏼‍♀️ @mcipher Really liking this one though 😎 2y
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Guildedearlobe
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Murder Elf is ready for our road trip. David Wong audiobook playing on the radio!

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Guildedearlobe
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Been looking forward to this one. Glad Stephen R. Thorne is back as narrator.

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MidnightBookGirl
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Here's what I read in October! I had a super busy month, but thankfully I still have time to read at my one job or I'd go crazy! I'll be working on picking a winner for #LittensDressedInBlood and I want to track down those Nov pic challenges (feel free to comment if you're doing one), and oh yeah, #NaNoWriMo starts today!
#Monthlywrapup #OctoberReads #bookstats #OctoberStats

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PatriciaU
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This is the first David Wong novel I‘ve read and, OMG, it was fabulous! The action started immediately and never let up. The adventures of Dave, John, and Amy, residents of Undisclosed, reminded me of the cast of Eerie Indiana, all grown up. The monsters were irreverent and terrifying, and the trio of monster-hunters was hilarious and not as incompetent as Dave would like us to believe. If you like your mysteries weird and irreverent, try this.

Peddler410 So, I looked at this Friday while I was as at the book store. Your post makes me want to go back and buy it. 2y
rabbitprincess David Wong has amazing titles. But I will never ever read 2y
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Jamiedemo
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Outofcontroltbr
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Who else reads whenever they can? Waiting for my husband to get off work and snatching a few minutes of reading

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Jamiedemo
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Seriously, just read Wong.

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jeniaileen
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The third novel in the John Dies at the End series. Holy shit. It was full of butts and I couldn't have asked for much more. #johndiesattheend #whatthehelldidijustread #davidwong #endoftheworld #horror #comedy #darksenseofhumor

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MidnightBookGirl
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I hardcore love this series, and I'm sadly almost done with this one. #LittensDressedInBlood #screamathon #OctoberReads #JohnDiesAtTheEnd #audiobooks

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jeniaileen
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Hey guys Fall Break is coming up and I have been stress buying books all semester! I'm going to try to read 3 of these over the break! Have you read any of them? Where do I start?! 🖤📚 1. #whatthehelldidijustread #davidwong 2. #anartistofthefloatingworld #kazuoishiguro 3. #tearswecannotstop #michaelericdyson 4. #thelastdaysofjacksparks #jasonarnopp 5. #thecelestineprophecy #jamesredfield

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Book 3 of the John and Dave Adventures kicks off with a series of disappearing children and then the plot twists and loops around shapeshifters, a BATMANTIS???, and SO many silicone butts.

But somehow it also ends up being a thoughtful story about morality, parent/child relationships, and conquering depression. Even with all the silicone butts.

Needless to say, if John and Dave ever ride again I'll be there in a heartbeat.

diovival You'd think just one silicone butt would be more than enough. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @diovival John gets so disappointed when his diversion of driving by with them strapped all over his motorcycle gets canceled. 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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The fact that there are 5 more chapters to go bodes ill for John and Dave. #CurrentRead