John Dies at the End - David Wong & Jason Pargin

John Dies at the End

By David Wong & Jason Pargin

  • Release Date: 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Horror
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 552 Ratings)


"David Wong has updated the Lovecraft tradition and infused it with humor that rather than lessening the horror, increases it dramatically. Every time I set the book down down, I was wary that something really was afoot, that there were creatures I couldn't see, and that because I suspected this, I was next. Engaging, comic, and terrifying." -- Joe Garden, Features Editor, The Onion

"Wong is like a mash-up of Douglass Adams and Stephen King... 'page-turner' is an understatement."
--Don Coscarelli, director, Phantasm I-V, Bubba Ho-tep

"That rarest of things--a genuinely scary story."--David Wellington, author of Monster Island, Vampire Zero

"JOHN DIES AT THE END has a cult following for a reason: it's horrific, thought-provoking, and hilarious all at once. This is one of the most entertaining and addictive novels I've ever read."--Jacob Kier, Publisher, Permuted Press

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

The important thing is this: The sauce is a drug, and it gives users a window into another dimension. John and I never had the chance to say no. You still do. I'm sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind: None of this was my fault.


  • Don’t Mind the Bratwurst

    By TheRealMarvinJR
    I read this book back in 2007 when it came out and just read it again after all that time. It’s a crazy story that pretty much makes no sense at the same time as making all the sense in the world. From the soy sauce and the freezer meat monster, to the bratwurst incident and parallel dimensions, this book messes with your head. Great book!
  • I need more David Wong!

    By Sparklingsundrop
    More soy sauce! Please! I’m completely addicted! Seriously though, I loved this book and need more of them.
  • A must-read book

    By Tsnow97
    This book is unlike any other I've ever read. It totally grabs attention with dire situations, high stakes, and throughout it all a dark humor that made me laugh out loud many times. Couldn't recommend a book any higher than this one! P.S. You will never be able to think of soy sauce the same way
  • Incredible

    By ChevChelios13
    This book is the strangest, funniest, craziest, most insane books I have ever read, and it's fantastic. The wrtiting is smart, suspenseful, hilarious, and interesting. It's the greatest book I have ever read.
  • The book dies at the end NOT John!

    By Philpattyt
    A page turner till the end . . . and then Wong's wong went limp. I could eat a dictionary and puke a better ending! What a waste of time. I hope the movie does a better job, but I'll wait for it at Redbox. I wouldn't chance more than a buck twenty. (When did John die?)
  • Lovecraft with a modern twist?

    By GManofEOD
    I really enjoyed this story. Looking forward to the movie. I thought the book would not have suffered had the author left out the racial slurs. I enjoyed the humor as much as the horror.
  • Awesome book.

    By Hztfdtggsgg
    Take any quality that makes a book good. Throw those all into a blender with a couple of bratwursts and the resulting mush should closely resemble this book. The book lied to me a couple of times though.
  • Top five favourite books.

    By diurnalAtrocity
    Easily one of the best books I've ever read. It's funny, the characters are great, the writing is excellent, and it's fascinating. I was drawn in by the title (probably my favourite thing about the book) and stayed reading because of the humour and cleverness of it all. An excellent read, I highly recommend it!
  • Fantastic

    By rawarnock
    Very well done. Good humor, good plot, great book. Mind blown, cant wait for the movie.
  • One of the greatest horror books I have ever read.

    By doopa derp derp
    It's funny, it's scary, it's intriguing and it's entertaining. Definitely one of the best horror books I've ever read.