This Book Is Full of Spiders

This Book Is Full of Spiders

Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

Book - 2012
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"Originally released as an online serial where it received more than 70,000 downloads, John Dies at the End has been described as a "Horrortacular", an epic of "spectacular" horror that combines the laugh out loud humor of the best R-rated comedy, with the darkest terror of H.P. Lovecraft. The book went on to sell an additional 60,000 copies in all formats. As the sequel opens, we find our heroes, David and John, again embroiled in a series of horrifying yet mind-bogglingly ridiculous events caused primarily by their own gross incompetence. The guys find that books and movies about zombies may have triggered a zombie apocalypse, despite a complete lack of zombies in the world. As they race against the clock to protect humanity from its own paranoia, they must ask themselves, who are the real monsters? Actually, that would be the shape-shifting horrors secretly taking over the world behind the scenes that, in the end, make John and Dave kind of wish it had been zombies after all. Hilarious, terrifying, engaging and wrenching, This Book Is Full of Spiders, the next thrilling installment, takes us for a wild ride with two slackers from the midwest who really have better things to do with their time than prevent the apocalypse. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Fan favorite David Wong takes readers to a whole new level with this blistering sequel to the cult sensation John Dies at the End, soon to be a movie starring Paul Giamatti Originally released as an online serial where it received more than 70,000 downloads, John Dies at the End has been described as a "Horrortacular", an epic of "spectacular" horror that combines the laugh out loud humor of the best R-rated comedy, with the darkest terror of H.P. Lovecraft. The book went on to sell an additional 60,000 copies in all formats.As the sequel opens, we find our heroes, David and John, again embroiled in a series of horrifying yet mind-bogglingly ridiculous events caused primarily by their own gross incompetence. The guys find that books and movies about zombies may have triggered a zombie apocalypse, despite a complete lack of zombies in the world. As they race against the clock to protect humanity from its own paranoia, they must ask themselves, who are the real monsters? Actually, that would be the shape-shifting horrors secretly taking over the world behind the scenes that, in the end, make John and Dave kind of wish it had been zombies after all. Hilarious, terrifying, engaging and wrenching, This Book Is Full of Spiders, the next thrilling installment, takes us for a wild ride with two slackers from the midwest who really have better things to do with their time than prevent the apocalypse. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312546342
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 406 p. ; 4 cm.

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isaachar
Dec 04, 2017

The follow up to John Dies at the End. Heed the warnings of other reviewers. If spiders or insects or other crawlies creep you out, you'll have trouble finishing this book. I'm normally not at all squeamish, but certain parts of this book had my skin crawling. The primary story involves, among other things, an invasion of invisible, parasitic spider-like creatures that crawl into your skin and take over your mind and body. And that's just for those whom they don't immediately devour. When an parasitic outbreak shuts down the town of [Undisclosed], the only hope lies in the two people that can actually see the spiders. The manically depressed David and his drunken friend John. In addition to outright horror, there's a lot of humor and social commentary going on in this story. The ending was satisfying, but it will probably have you asking yourself "What did I just read?", which happens to be the title for the 3rd book in the series.

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Mooseum
Oct 17, 2017

This book is not for the squeamish... or maybe it is? It is also not about the kind of spider you might be thinking about, the ones in your garden that weave webs and might bite you. These are the spiders of a wild imagination. They are involved in an over-the-top conspiracy theory which will make you very afraid, although sometimes you might laugh out loud.

KickyMcGee Oct 03, 2017

Go ahead. Touch it... A sequel of sorts to David Wong's amazing novel John Dies at the End, this book picks up, sort of, where the previous book ended. Why the equivocation? These stories fit together more than continue each other. If you haven't read the first one, read this one anyway. THEN you'll want to read the first. I won't tell you about the spiders, no. I WILL tell you that the book is terrifying, funny, charming, and perfectly profane (all in the best kind of combination). Seriously, you can touch it, but you might not put it down.

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chunsicker
Sep 23, 2017

This is a great follow up to John Dies at the End, and I'm very excited for the third installment coming this fall. This Book is Full of Spiders is an incredibly entertaining, fast paced and hilarious read. The characters are great and the writing is quite enjoyable

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Ichijo
May 24, 2017

This is definitely not a stand-alone book - if you think soy sauce is merely a condiment I strongly recommend reading 'John Dies at the End' first.

The book is funny, it's disgusting and vile, it's nerdy and Wong manages to seriously ratchet up the tension compared to the first book. Oh, and David is still really whiny.

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llawford
Jun 29, 2016

I liked it more than John Dies! By the end I couldn't put it down. Some of the jokes are a bit forced like the first one but overall it's fun.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Dec 22, 2015

Perfect follow up to John Dies... We sure do learn more about the strangers coming to our world. These books do tend towards stream of conscious writing, which can lead to wrong turns. And yes, these guys are stupid and crazy, but it was fun to read about their "trip". All and all I thought these 2 books were worth my time.

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diananock
Jul 13, 2015

A more mature, still amazing follow up to John Dies at the End. Not as insanely funny as the first, but it has better storytelling and higher emotional stakes. Definitely read it if you liked JDATE!

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MPLolohea
Jan 03, 2015

This was a great sequel to "John Dies At The End". It is so original and hilarious that I was always laughing to myself while reading it. It's a really great book, go ahead and try it!

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firered81
Jul 31, 2014

An awesome sequel to John dies at the end.

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May 25, 2015

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