This Book Is Full of Spiders

Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

John Dies at the End (Volume 2)

David Wong

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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From David Wong, the writer of the cult sensation John Dies at the End,omes another terrifying and hilarious tale of almost Armageddon at the hands of two hopeless heroes.

 

Warning: 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 stimulates 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 won't even feel it when it breeds. And it will breed.

 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.

 

“Like an episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” written by Douglas Adams of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” …Imagine a mentally ill narrator describing the zombie apocalypse while drunk, and the end result is unlike any other book of the genre.  Seriously, dude, touch it and read it.” –Washington Post

 

 “Kevin Smith's Clerks meets H.P. Lovecraft in this exceptional thriller… David Wong (Jason Pargin) is a fantastic author with a supernatural talent for humor. If you want a poignant, laugh-out-loud funny, disturbing, ridiculous, self-aware, socially relevant horror novel than This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don't Touch It is the one and only book for you.” –SF Signal


 

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“Kevin Smith's Clerks meets H.P. Lovecraft in this exceptional thriller that makes zombies relevant again… From the dialogue to the descriptions, lines are delivered with faultless timing and wit. Wong never has to reach for comedy, it flows naturally with nary a stumble… the most pertinent story of the genre since George Romero's Dawn of the Dead… a tighter, more concentrated read than John Dies at the End… David Wong (Jason Pargin) is a fantastic author with a supernatural talent for humor. If you want a poignant, laugh-out-loud funny, disturbing, ridiculous, self-aware, socially relevant horror novel than This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don't Touch It is the one and only book for you.” –SF Signal

 

“The comedic and crackling dialogue also brings a whimsical flair to the story, making it seem like an episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” written by Douglas Adams of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” …Imagine a mentally ill narrator describing the zombie apocalypse while drunk, and the end result is unlike any other book of the genre.  Seriously, dude, touch it and read it.” –Washington Post

 

“[A] phantasmagoria of horror, humor--and even insight into the nature of paranoia, perception, and identity.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

“Violence, soy sauce and zombie survivalists abound in this clever and funny sequel to John Dies at the End (2009).  One of the great things about discovering new writers, especially in the narrow range of hybrid-genre comedic novels, is realizing that they’re having just as much fun making this stuff up as you are reading it. Sitting squarely with the likes of S.G. Browne and Christopher Moore, the pseudonymous Wong (Cracked editor Jason Pargin) must be pissing himself laughing at his own writing, even as he’s giving fans an even funnier, tighter and justifiably insane entry in the series.… The humor here is unforced and good-naturedly gory. Anyone who enjoyed the recent films The Cabin in the Woods or Tucker & Dale vs. Evil will find themselves right at home. An upcoming (cult?) film adaptation of John Dies at the End promises to lure new readers.  A joyful return to the paroxysms of laughter lurking in the American Midwest.” –Kirkus

 

Praise for John Dies at the End

 

“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

 

“…strikes enough of a balance between hilarity, horror, and surrealism here to keep anyone glued to the story.” –Booklist

 

“You can (and will want to) read JOHN DIES AT THE END in one sitting.” –BookReporter.com

 

“Wong blends horror and suspense with comedy—a tricky combination—and pulls it off effortlessly.” –FashionAddict.com

 

“It’s interesting, compelling, engaging, arresting and--yes--sometimes even horrifying. And when it’s not being any of those things, it’s funny. Very, very funny.” –January Magazine

 

“This is one of the most entertaining and addictive novels I’ve ever read.” –Jacob Kier, publisher, Permuted Press

 

"The rare genre novel that manages to keep its sense of humor strong without ever diminishing the scares; David is a consistently hilarious narrator whose one-liners and running commentary are sincere in a way that makes the horrors he confronts even more unsettling." --The Onion AV Club

 

"A loopy buddy-movie of a book with deadpan humor and great turns of phrase...Just plain fun." --Library Journal

 

"John Dies at the End is like an H.P. Lovecraft tale if Lovecraft were into poop and fart jokes." –Fangoria

 

“The book takes every pop culture trend of the past twenty years, peppers it with 14-year-old dick and fart humor, and blends it all together with a huge heaping of splatterpunk gore….  Successfully blend[s] laugh-out-loud humor with legitimate horror.” –i09.com

 


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About the Author

David Wong

DAVID WONG is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, Senior Editor and columnist for humor megasite Cracked.com, and author of John Dies at the End.

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This Book Is Full of Spiders
Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
David Wong

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250036650
ISBN10: 1250036658
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 464 pages
$15.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312546342
ISBN10: 0312546343
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 416 pages
$25.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250017901
ISBN10: 1250017904
384 pages
$9.99
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