This Book Is Full Of Spiders: Seriously Dude Dont Touch It Paperback – 2 Oct 2012
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"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." --Publishers Weekly
"If you want a poignant, laugh-out-loud funny, disturbing, ridiculous, self-aware, socially relevant horror novel than This Book is Full of Spiders is the one and only book for you." --sfsignal.com
"A fun, fresh take on horror...Genre fans should definitely seek it out." --horror view
"It s a variation of the zombie myth, but with an incredibly creepy twist." --Following the Nerd
"Seriously dude, touch it and read it." --Huffington Post
"When it's not being creepy, this novel is fun, sarcastic and addictive. Imagine Jay and Silent Bob crossed with The Walking Dead...then add spiders. Which all adds up to scarily good fun! --The Tattooed Book
About the Author
David Wong is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, online humorist, National Lampoon contributor, and editor-in-chief of Cracked.com.
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This second book solves this issue and offers a fully fleshed out, coherent story from start to finish while maintaining the humour that made JDATE such an enjoyable read. On the humour front I have to say that this book isn't quite as funny as JDATE and there are long periods of the book where humour isn't used but this is actually part of some excellent pacing and made the book scarier. Breathless horror sequences and chases are broken up by ridiculous encounters and well placed humour which keeps you turning page after page.
All-in-all an excellent read!
A couple of notes:
If you are new to this series I would recommend reading JDATE first as it is great, but it is not essential. You can read this book as a stand alone and you will not be lost.
My version of the book (paperback version) had a printing error on page 397 where a couple of pages were out of sequence, I am not marking down for this as it may have just been my copy and it didn't affect my enjoyment of the story, but just so you know!
David Wong is exceptional at combining horror and comedy and still delivering them at 100%. One moment I cried with laughter (well, most pages had me crying with laughter) and others just had me crying. I now check every corner of my room for spiders before sleeping.
I recommend you do the same.
Anyway, I was very excited when I got my copy of "This book is full of spiders". As good as it is, it's not entirely what I was expecting. This is more zombies and gore while "John dies at the end" has more of a surreal, twisted and genuinely creepy feel to it.
I feel I might have enjoyed this book more had it not been linked to the prequel, which would have been possible.
There were a lot of nods to the previous book which seemed to be put there purely for advertisement purposes, which pulled me out of the story a bit.
The change of inner monologue between the different characters got a bit tedious, perhaps it was necessary but I much preferred the parts when Dave, John and Amy were together as a group.
I did like the book very much. I didn't fully realize this wasn't going to be the book I was expecting until about 2 thirds of the way, but I did enjoy the read. Still has the horror and the humour but not to the same quality as the first. I would recommend if you were a fan of the previous book.
Such a page turner, David Wong is an incredible writer who really writes how people speak. I'm hoping he releases many more books. I've bought the set for friends for birthdays as I think everyone should read it.
Anyway. The 1st book, John dies at the end was a crazy book. Funny, outrageous. It also had a problem that it ran out of steam at the end, with a confusing ending. Also, the story jumped all over the place.
This book has a more tighter story. Invisible spiders which only the heroes can see start taking over the bodies of people, and turning them into zombie like beings. Obviously the government turns up and blames our guys. Soon they are running from both the government and the spiders.
I found this book a little less funny and crazy than the 1st. Still a great book, I stayed up really late to finish it, but not as funny. But I think it doesn't matter, as the story is better plotted this time. The story is more thrilling and has more suspense/horror.
So give it a try. You will love it.
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Wong is one crazy dude who doesn't really care whether what he writes is realistic or not. If this book were 50% shorter it would be a hit asking for a sequel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Max
David Wong has became my favourite author. I love the combination of horror and comedy. Unlike john dies at the end this book spent most of the time being very tense and I found... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Simply brilliant. Well written, witty, clever and a proper page turner. If you love anything like pop culture, pulp fiction, B-Movies, sci-fi, kitsch, geeky humour, horror, and a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mashed and Fat
An excellent sequel to John does at the end.
Bizarre and entertaining as always and its great to see the characters again.
A much better book than the original. Touches upon some very interesting points on group dynamics and mass hysteria. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kaya Jabar
Massively imaginative, full of action, thought provoking and good to the last drop.Published 7 months ago by D Miller
Even better than 'John Dies at the End' - funny, gripping and inventive.Published 8 months ago by nimchimpski