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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: John Dies @ the End

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

John Dies @ the End by David Wong

Publisher/Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, Sept 29, 2009

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.

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

DAVID WONG is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, online humorist, National Lampoon contributor, and editor in chief of Cracked.com.

John Dies @ the End
Publisher/Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, Sept 29, 2009
ISBN: 978-0312555139
384 pages

What are you waiting for? Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


bermudaonion said...

The book sounds good, but I don't like the title at all.

Natalie W said...

Oh i gotta read this one, sounds like a great one! Adding to my list

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds intriguingly odd. I think I'd like it. I know my son would.

Crystal said...

I am thoroughly intrigued by this book - I must have it. :)

Liviania said...

The title is one of my favorite parts!

I'm so glad this is getting released from a large publisher - it's awesome.


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