'This Book Is Full of Spiders' could have proved that Mr. Wong had only one story to tell. It manages however to be a scintillating, surreal novel. I cared about all the characters, even the villains. Episodes involving supernatural creatures managed to be fresh and vivid. Some of the humour is puerile, but never inappropriate. Dialogue felt natural and characterful. Not one word, in short, was superfluous.
I have two problems with the novel. First, the 'furgun' felt like a random addition. Second, many details should be familiar to Mr. Wong's readers. Characters give facts about human behaviour and genre tropes that can be found in Mr. Wong's articles on Cracked. These are the only reasons why I gave the novel four stars instead of five. Buy it please without hesitation. Hopefully, Mr. Wong will write another.