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John Dies at the End
John Dies at the End | David Wong
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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anniebannanie
Panpan

Really wanted to like this book :(

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TheRiehlDeal
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Day 16: Evil Dead

#horrorseason
@Klou

Klou OMG! This sounds amazing!!! 13mo
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Auntynanny
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Pickpick

I've been meaning to read this book for a while, so I couldn't resist when I saw it in a little free library. It was fun and weird and I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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Artifice
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I think it's safe to say that if this happens on any account, trust is the least of worries. lol

TobeyTheScavengerMonk The John & Dave Adventures is one of the few trilogies that gets exponentially better with each book. See also The Magicians trilogy. 1y
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Artifice
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Do you think Jim made himself clear enough? lol

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Artifice

Let's say you have an ax. Just a cheap one, from Home Depot. On one bitter winter day, you use said ax to behead a man. Don't worry, the man was already dead. Or maybe you should worry, because you're the one who shot him.

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Artifice

Fred said, “Man, I think he‘s gonna make a fuckin‘ suit of human skin, using the best parts from each of us.”
“Holy crap,” said John. “He‘ll be gorgeous.

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esurient
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Bailedbailed

Hello, killscene. No. Bailed in Chapter 1.

Summary: Twenty-year-old stoner dudebros fight Lovecraftian creatures. John is not the narrator's name. This reader thinks it's all stupid. News at eleven!

esurient Also of note, Wong -- the name of the narrator and author, is not Asian. The name is a disguise and a pseudonym, respectively. (edited) 1y
esurient I, the reader, is bummed because this was a catchy title. Fans of stream-of-conscious, experimental novels would best be suited for this one. 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I bailed too. Too bro for me. Oh well. 1y
NotCool His books kinda remind me of Dogma, the movie, where there are wonderful moments and then pages of a specific type of bro-ness. 1y
esurient @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @NotCool Definitely sliding scale of individual interest with this one! The people who have loved it are so enthused about it that it makes me sad I had to bail so quickly. (edited) 1y
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esurient
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Hm. Prologue down. Seems very unstructured.

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vivastory
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📚Jane Eyre and John Dies at the End
🖋 Jackson, Shirley
🎬 Jurassic Park
🎸 Johnny Cash and Jane's Addiction
🎶 Just Like Honey-Jesus & Mary Chain
Late to my reply to this week's #ManicMonday #LetterJ @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💜💜💜 1y
britt_brooke Johnny Cash‘s lakefront estate is about a mile from my house (what‘s left of if after a fire several years ago). The Cashes lived here for like 40 years, and rest in a nearby memorial garden. 💚 1y
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Artifice
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Pickpick

I read this book back in 2007 when it came out and just read it again after all that time. It‘s a crazy story that pretty much makes no sense at the same time as making all the sense in the world. From the soy sauce and the freezer meat monster, to the bratwurst incident and parallel dimensions, this book messes with your head. Great book!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LitHappens
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Pickpick

For my first quarantine read, I wanted something odd, and boy did this book deliver. It‘s both funny & dark, & much of what happens is never fully explained. But that‘s also the charm of it. We as the reader only know what the characters know and let‘s face it, neither John nor David are the smartest or most reliable narrators. However something about them and the memorable supporting characters is still endearing enough to keep you invested.

ErinSBecker Welcome to Litsy! I joined about a month ago, hope you love it here as much as ido! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻📚🥳 2y
LitHappens @ErinSBecker & @Eggs thank you!! (edited) 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🎉 2y
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reading_rainbow
Panpan

i‘m panning! ugh i hate to do it but i‘m not in the mood for something so all over the place (does this book even have a plot?) i promise i‘ll revisit u later

DaveGreen7777 I enjoyed this book, but yeah... the stream of consciousness writing style really made it feel all over the place at times, and the endless potty humor got old, too. I think the writer has talent, but I found he him got in his own way by trying too hard to be quirky and shocking sometimes! 😕 2y
reading_rainbow @DaveGreen7777 yes exactly! i love the idea of this book but sometimes it felt a little forced. i definitely want to come back to it later but at the moment i couldn‘t stay focused. did you happen to read the other 2 in the series? 2y
DaveGreen7777 @reading_rainbow I have book 2 on my Kindle but I haven‘t read it yet. So many books, so little time! 🙈📚 2y
reading_rainbow @DaveGreen7777 totally know the feeling lol😅 2y
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reading_rainbow
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okay, i‘m only at the forward and preface and it‘s already really good 😂

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Tex2Flo
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#thoughtfulthursday @moonwitch94
Best this week: Work bonus was announced!!
Weekend plans: Book club and plant shopping
Reading today: tagged--John Dies at the End (hysterical so far!)

@KarenUK @cinfhen

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing! Yay bonus! ☺️ 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag!!! I‘m always excited for upcoming bookclub and bonus is 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Day 7 of #30DayBookChallenge is a book to listen to on a trip. The Hubs and I have done the Potter books, but this is a more recent one we both enjoyed!

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AWildMandaPanda
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So I got this book today... my nephew recommended it to me and the premise sounded really intriguing. I also have the snowman hat but when I put them together in the picture I realized it looked a tad eerie 😛 #horror #bibliophile #davidwong #TBR

marleed Ohh, it reminds me of that Jo Nesbo book 2y
AWildMandaPanda @marleed I‘ve never read this one yet.. but I think that I‘ll have to check it out! 2y
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CorgiBooks
Pickpick

Wonderful, confusing and humorous. Has similar existential elements to Kraken while mixing it with fast-paced action and comedy

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Brandon_Lee_Hayes
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Pickpick

What a fun story to go through. It's both terrifying and hilarious. After finishing this one I just had to start the next in the series.

If you like horror (and probably a few penis jokes) give this a read!

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DGRachel
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The image on the bottom right corner of the cover accurately reflects how I feel about this book. It was not for me. I can see its appeal for others and maybe it would have been better in print rather than audio. I listened to the second half at 1.5X speed, so maybe I would have bailed in print. I was just annoyed by the “drunk guy” humor and mad I bought the whole series. 🤦🏻‍♀️ At least it counts for MountTBR and #Screamathon.

4thhouseontheleft Doesn‘t sound like one I would like either. Too bad it was a bust. 2y
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I was disappointed, but at least it managed to take three books off my TBR. I know I don‘t want to bother with the other two in the series. 2y
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DGRachel
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Starting this one today on audio. So far, it‘s cracking me up, even though it‘s not at all what I expected and is a little rude. 😂

#screamathon

4thhouseontheleft 🤗 ☠ 2y
LazyDays This book had me in tears at one point! Hope you enjoy! Second book is tagged if you enjoy this one enough 2y
DGRachel @Bookishthoughts I own all three in print! I grabbed this one on audio as my next listen because it was part of Audible‘s 2 for 1 sale. 😊 2y
LazyDays I hope you enjoy! Didn't know there is a 3rd. Must go 🔎 now 2y
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Brandon_Lee_Hayes
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Saw the movie some time ago and enjoyed it. Started reading the book and I think I enjoy it even more. Can't wait to get deeper into it!

Outofcontroltbr I love this series it‘s so funny and it‘s a great story :) 2y
Dyslexicon13 All 3 books are great. I think the 3rd is my favorite 2y
Brandon_Lee_Hayes @Dyslexicon13 I can't wait to read them all! 2y
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Brandon_Lee_Hayes @Outofcontroltbr I'm only a few chapters in and I have to hold back laughs while i'm reading it at work! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 💖📖💖 2y
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📖📚 2y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2y
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Lexeegee
Pickpick

I loved the off the wall humor. Reminds me of Douglas Adams, just more vulgar.

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Patchshank
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Or sometimes longer 😩

Birdsong28 Or sometimes the author won't write the 3rd book in a trilogy you are enjoying! 📚📖 2y
julesG @Birdsong28 So annoying. If it's that Wind-guy you're talking about 😁😁, he's probably feeding ducks. 2y
Birdsong28 @julesg Wind guy? Mine is Mayandree Michel she did the tagged book and Sacrifice which was planned to be a trilogy and it left it open to be another one. It's about a girl who discovers she is a Greek god and has to gain her powers and work with the other gods. It was really good. 2y
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julesG @Birdsong28 Patrick Rothfuss, enjoys feeding ducks but book 3 doesn't have a publishing date yet. 2y
Birdsong28 @julesg I get you now. Those ducks won't feed themselves lol😂 📚📖 2y
julesG @Birdsong28 oh no, Iied. It seems we only have to wait for one more year for the third. At least that's the publishing date on the amazon website 2y
Birdsong28 Never trust the date on Amazon! @julesg I'm not anti Amazon but they just put a date that looks ok and just change it when they get proper information. 2y
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Lexeegee
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My next audiobook.

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ReadingRobyn
Mehso-so

There are no words lol 😂 this book was insane

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ReadingRobyn
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This is a wild ride

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Stephaniereads1
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Mehso-so

It‘s over the place and funny. Not really my kind of book but a friend recommended it.

E.r.joy 💤💤💤💤💤💤💤👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎 3y
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Stephaniereads1
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Reading this per my friend‘s recommendation. I don‘t know about it yet. I‘m not far in but it‘s weird lol.

RamsFan1963 Tell me if you like it. I'm reading it soon, it's my "J" pick for #LitsyAtoZ 3y
Stephaniereads1 I will let you know. 3y
E.r.joy 👎👎👎👎👎🤨 3y
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mcipher
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I started this book around midnight last night, then read today for an hour in a really hot bath with a sinus headache and a beer. I watched the movie a while back and I can‘t tell if I‘m remembering that or if I‘ve actually read this before, and it‘s kind of unsettling because it‘s a weird book. I really I shouldn‘t read it when I‘m not quite with it. Pictured with my unfiltered real life messy weird living room situation.

Soubhiville This is a banana pants book. 🍌👖 Hope you feel better soon! 3y
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amyrohn
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Mehso-so

So I have mixed feelings about this. I don‘t read a lot of horror, but I really liked this for the wackiness and the humor. However, the plot was ALL over the place (you can tell it was self published), and all the offensive language kinda ruined it for me a bit. In context, maybe it makes sense to have it, but I didn‘t feel like it added anything.

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krissylovesbooks75
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This book is the funniest, weirdest, grossest, most ridiculous (in a great way!) book I think I've ever read. And I've loved every word of it! On to the second one... #JohnDiesAtTheEnd #ThomasDunneBooks #WeirdBooksMakeMeHappy

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Soubhiville This book was so weird! 3y
JoScho @Soubhiville lol I haven‘t read it but found the quote to be intriguing. 3y
sudi Very true!!! 3y
BiblioLitten Spot on! 3y
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LummoxJR
Pickpick

My favorite October read of all time! If you want something both incredibly funny and disturbing, this book is the one.

I first read this back in 2006 when it was a web serial. It's still great.

GypsyKat I still need to read this one. Is it October or Halloween themed? (edited) 3y
LummoxJR Nope, just some soul-shivering horror... with dick jokes and chair puns. You know I'm no horror fan but this book delivers the goods. 3y
LummoxJR Basic premise: two losers in a dead-end town are exposed to a substance that opens their perception across dimensions and likewise makes evil entities aware of them. 3y
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Reita325
Pickpick

Wacky premise with two likable frat boy types who have a truly offbeat friendship and are tasked with saving the world. You will either find this funny and engaging or think it‘s stupid.

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vivastory
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1) Tagged book. I still need to read the third book.
2) Shirley Jackson.
3) Jurassic Park.
4) Junior Mints.
#manicmonday @JoScho

Leftcoastzen Yay, junior mints! 3y
JoScho Thanks for playing 💚 3y
RealBooks4ever Just had some Junior Mints! Have to have them when I go to the movies! 😋 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Juuunior miiiints 🤤🤤🤤❤️❤️ 3y
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Squidapus
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Pickpick

Spoilers! Geez! A very well written, insane journey of messing with eldritch powers beyond our mortal ken all while maintaining a hilarious tone and sense of humor. Still at times dark without pulling too much mood whiplash and a very clever twist that will have you going back to read and see if you missed the signs along the way. Squidapus found this book had just enough tentacles to keep him satisfied and was solidly consistent beginning to end.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Squidapus should keep going with this series. Each one is a bit more polished than the last and they all balance dark and funny well. 3y
Squidapus He's read the next one, This Book is Full of Spiders but didn't know there were more! 3y
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rwmg
Bailedbailed

About 1/3 of the way through, I just don't care about any of it

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Mike.Wave
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What a day to read, what a way to read and what a book to read! Absolutely loving it ❤️

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Lylah
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I got burned pretty bad at work so I have to take a few weeks off (paid but in severe pain!!). This is going to be my view for that time.

jfalkens Ouch! Hope you feel better soon xxx 4y
Elizabeth_Chatsworth Hope you feel better soon. 4y
RaimeyGallant I hope you mend quickly. :) 4y
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cobwebmoth Oh no! Hope you heal quickly. 4y
Reecaspieces So sorry....but at least you get PAID reading time! 4y
tournevis *huggles* 4y
GarthRanzz Ouch! I hope your kitty nurse is helping you to feel better. 4y
dsfisher Yowsers, I hope you heal quickly 4y
LeahBergen Oh no! 😬 4y
robinb Take it easy and feel better soon! 4y
asiriusreader Feel better soon! 4y
DGRachel Ouch! Feel better soon! 4y
Jas16 Oh no!!! I hope that you feel better soon 4y
Purrfectpages Oh no! Feel better soon! 4y
Jinjer Owww!!!!! How did that happen???? 4y
Lylah @Jinjer brewer mishap at a coffee shop... 200 degree water pretty much ran over my whole body but my foot got it the worst 4y
Redwritinghood Ouch! Hope that feels better soon. 4y
Bookzombie Oh no! I hope you heal quickly! 4y
Jinjer Oh dear god how awful!!!!! 4y
Lylah Thanks everyone!! 4y
rohit-sawant Oh no! Hope you have a swift recovery! 4y
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AGirlAndHerBooks
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This book, to date, is easily the most out there, bizarre story I‘ve ever read. But ... it‘s well written and *very* comical. Somewhere in the middle it got so outlandish my attention waned a bit, but it pulled itself together. I listened to this one on audiobook and it was great fun. The narrator conveyed the humor and character personalities quite well. If you‘re open to something weird, give this one a go.

Crystalblu I am so excited for you! This Book is full of Spiders is next! 4y
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SoniaC
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This is one of those crazy fun books that leaves you with a ton of questions. I really enjoyed it. It is complete madness but so much fun.

Gezemice I loved this book. It is just so completely crazy. 4y
SoniaC @Gezemice it certainly is! 4y
jwashreads My husband loves this book--did you know there is a movie, too? 4y
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Fang88 You should for sure read the sequal 'this book is full of spiders' it's even better than the first one! 4y
SoniaC @jwashreads oh I have to see it! 4y
SoniaC @Fang88 awesome. Thanks. 4y
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SoniaC
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Pizza and salad while reading through this crazy book. 🤯

LibrarianRyan Your food looks so good. 4y
Suet624 Yum! 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“John flung himself into a pseudo-karate stance, one hand poised behind him and one in front, posed like a cartoon cactus. I thought for an odd moment he had moved his limbs so fast they had made that whoosh sound through air but then I realized John was making that sound with his mouth.”

#animated #QuotsyFeb18

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Art by bmoviemonstar on DeviantArt 4y
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BookBee89
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It‘s like the television show “Supernatural” had a baby with “ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” . I laughed out loud at this book and when I‘d read it in public, people would come up to me and say “ wow what a spoiler, does he really die at the end?” Such a good read and I plan to read it again and again until I die.......... at the end 😅

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I'm not a big fan of Sci-fi books. However, I loved John Dies at the End. Its such a bizzare, humorous, exciting read. Every twist and turn had me questioning myself. I didn't get my answers until the very end and even then, I was wrong. The characters were flawed but still likeable (unless you have a problem with sass).

For me, I would highly recommend this book. And since now I know it's a series, I'm on the hunt for book 2.

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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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GlassAsDiamonds Very much like Bilbo‘s quote from Lord of the Rings “like butter scraped over too much bread”. 😊 4y
jackilynn @GlassAsDiamonds maybe that is why this stuck out to me. Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit are some of my all time favorite books 🤓 4y
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jackilynn
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Book + tea = perfect lazy Sunday. #socksunday

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jackilynn
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