Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fiction Tuesday - John Dies at the End

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.
Unfortunately for us, if you make the right choice, we’ll have a much harder time explaining how to fight off the otherworldly invasion currently threatening to enslave humanity.
            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 is was my fault.

 In this reissue of an Internet phenomenon originally slapped between two covers in 2007 by indie Permutus Press, Wong—Cracked.com editor Jason Pargin's alter ego—adroitly spoofs the horror genre while simultaneously offering up a genuinely horrifying story. The terror is rooted in a substance known as soy sauce, a paranormal psychoactive that opens video store clerk Wong's—and his penis-obsessed friend John's—minds to higher levels of consciousness. Or is it just hell seeping into the unnamed Midwestern town where Wong and the others live? Meat monsters, wig-wearing scorpion aberrations and wingless white flies that burrow into human skin threaten to kill Wong and his crew before infesting the rest of the world. A multidimensional plot unfolds as the unlikely heroes drink lots of beer and battle the paradoxes of time and space, as well as the clichés of first-person-shooter video games and fantasy gore films. Sure to please the Fangoria set while appealing to a wider audience, the book's smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next.- Publisher's Weekly

The book was perfectly balanced between epic demon-nightmarish creatures, sarcasm, non-chalant-ness and chair humor.-randambabblings

Scientists talk about dark matter, the invisible, mysterious substance that occupies the space between stars. Dark matter makes up 99.99 percent of the universe, and they don’t know what it is. Well I do. It’s apathy. That’s the truth of it; pile together everything we know and care about in the universe and it will still be nothing more than a tiny speck in the middle of a vast black ocean of Who Gives a Fuck.
John Dies At The End

Some have labeled David Wong's cool online book as the best fantastic epic ever.

Now you can buy it in soft cover. But there was a time a few years ago, when you could get online or . straight off the printer. Publishers actually went looking for this guy to publish his book. Its that kind of good.

Oh..back to the storyline.. Or it should be a time traveling bizzaro fiction book. Still, people love this gem of a book. Lets hope the new movie coming out in January will be as good. Unless you've got GET GLUE or went to an IFC festival or something like that...Possibly, you've already seen it.

If you blended the works of Lovecraft and Kevin Smith, then mixed that with about three parts pure awesome and left it to grow behind your fridge, you might get a vague sense of the genre David Wong bullseyes with this book. It's funny enough to appeal even to non-fans of the horror genre, yet scary enough to stay with you for a long time. It's the sort of book that can raise specters so horrible you tell yourself you couldn't ever have imagined them, yet it keeps your faith in humanity alive with the way Dave and John (especially John) seem to casually flip off a barrage of unspeakable evil. In a book that opens fighting meat-ghosts with '80s glam rock, you know you're in for something special.-Lee

“Solving the following riddle will reveal the awful secret behind the universe, assuming you do not go utterly mad in the attempt.” -This Book is full of Spiders




Cafe Fashionista said...

This sounds kind of awesome. I need to check it out. :)

Sara said...

Looks like it's great! I love stories like this.

Anonymous said...

This looks really cool, thank you for always keeping me informed with awesome-ness.

MOSAMUSE said...

i really like the title... because honestly i always like to know what happens b4 i read