What the Hell Did I Just Read?

(St. Martins Press)

 

H.P Lovecraft meets Mad Magazine.

 

Author: David Wong

Genre: Humorous Horror

Reader Appeal: Mature Teens & Adults

 

Sit back but don’t relax, David, John and Amy are going to tell you about their week. It’s like a house of mirrors, a roller coaster, a haunted house and a nightmare...told in a comedy club.

 

Don’t believe me?

 

I wouldn’t lie to you, unless of course I’m not me but I’m some strange creature that can shapeshift.

 

I’m not. So, trust me This book is like nothing you’ve ever read before.

A child has been kidnapped. The parents of course call the police, the case is weird, it has a feel to it. So, the police call on David, his friend John and David’s girlfriend Amy. They deal in the paranormal. Can you hear the clacking of the roller coaster?

I can’t say anything more without spoiling the story. I can tell you that the David, John and Amy will have their friendship and sanity put to the test. David and Amy will have some relationship issues to deal with and John will have some personal problems that will test him. They have to trust what they know more than what they see. I’m sure there is a life lesson there, but that’s another kind of book. This book is just in your face funny, scary, crude and a minuscule amount of sentimental.

This is the third in the John Dies at the End Series. I was halfway through this book when I downloaded book one and two. David Wong (Jason Pargin) made me laugh out loud, I like books that can do that. I also found myself reading passages out loud to my husband, he also laughed out loud but that may be because I’m funny. I’ve suggested this book and the series to anyone who asks. It’s that good.

One small warning. If you are sensitive to curse words and crude humor don’t read this book. If you can overlook those two things, though, you will be rewarded!

 

Let's Talk About It

Use these questions to spark discussion among family members who are interested in this book:

 

• David Wong is a pseudonym. What would your pseudonym be?

• We’re going on an adventure where there may be danger. What’s in your backpack?

• David, Amy and John take turns telling the story, sometimes the same scene with vastly different views. Go on an adventure with a friend then take turns telling the story. How is it different? How is it the same?

--JH

 

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