This Book Is Full of Spiders
Book 2, John Dies at the End - Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
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From the writer of the cult sensation John Dies at the End comes another terrifying and hilarious tale of almost Armageddon at the hands of two hopeless heroes.
You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR.
You will dismiss this as ridiculous fear-mongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fear-mongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection -- the creature secretes a chemical into the brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That's just as well, since the "cure" involves learning what a chainsaw tastes like.
You can't feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings. You can't see it, because it decides what you see. You won't even feel it when it breeds. And it will breed. So what happens when your family, friends and neighbors get mind-controlling skull spiders? We're all about to find out.
Just stay calm, and remember that telling you about the spider situation is not the same as having caused it. I'm just the messenger. Even if I did sort of cause it.
Either way, I won't hold it against you if you're upset. I know that's just the spider talking.
From Publishers Weekly
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David Wong is hilarious, disgusting, and scary in his writings, but this book is so hard to put down. As a squeamish young 20-something, I would cringe and squeal then turn the page to read what was next. Be prepared to think a lot about reality, big philosophy questions, and boners.
I never thought anything could top "John Dies at the End" but this book manages to accomplish that. Very few works of fiction can simultaneously be both horrifying, and hilarious, and David Wong manages to repeat the incredible feat again in "This Book is Full of Spiders." The book is also much more than it appears. It dwells on some deep topics, and manages to disguise the philosophy lesson as entertainment. Read it.
This goes from dark and creepy to absurd to hilarious all on one page. The story told as filtered through the protagonist is vividly descriptive while using language that isn't colorful or poetic, but visceral and authentic. The horror is executed well and revelations and twists are engrossing and often grotesque. David is a character that doesn't really like anybody, save his close friend John, his Girlfriend Amy and his dog. But he knows he's the one who has to save humanity from otherworldly evil so humanity can meet destruction on our own terms.
I loved John Dies at The End, and This Book is Full of Spiders is a brilliant follow up.
- Category: Horror
- Published: Oct 02, 2012
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, John Dies at the End