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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    A must read if you enjoyed John Dies at the End

    This is not an easy book to review. It's a thrilling page turner with plenty of humor. However, that humor often plumbs the depths of juvenile and immature comedy. Yet it is clear that the author revels in this and it is definitely part of the book's charm.
    It is a much more unified novel than John Dies at the End, following a more standard plot arc. Although there is little standard about the substance of the plot.
    I enjoyed it but it won't be to everyone's taste.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    the lunacy continues

    Overall, I liked this book. It was irreverent, sarcastic, childish and immature--all in an amusing way. The story went places I didn't expect it to go, didn't answer all of the questions, which was a bit frustrating, but a very enjoyable read. However, compared to the greatness that is John Dies at the End (the first book), it did fall a little short. But don't let that stop you from enjoying it.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

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    Not as good as John Dies at the End, but still a trip.

    The first book was much better than this one was. I would still recommend it, but only if you liked JDatE.

    The pacing of the book is a bit broken due to the constant timeline jumping that it does. There is really only one time this mechanic pays off, and while it is a good one, it doesn't excuse the constant use of it.

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

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    More developed, but just not as funny

    "This Book is Full of Spiders" is the sequel to David Wong's John Dies at the End. This book had the benefit of being conventionally written as appose to the first book which started online as short stories, then pieced together. This allowed Wong to write a more traditional story, with a beginning, middle, and an end, and with foreshadowing of the resolution. That said, I'm not sure I liked this book any better than its predecessor, and in some regards I think it was weaker. John dies at the end was, in essence, a strange mixture of both comedy and horror, evenly mixing together bawling-with-laughter humor and chilling supernatural horror. It was such an unusual combination that I fell in love with the book. The sequel, This Book is Full of Spiders, decided to lean much more towards the horror part than humor. While there's still plenty of jokes and humorous situations, they're more spread out and lonely now. The hardest part of TBIFOS for me was the separation of John and David throughout most of the book; we find why they are a team. Neither works especially well without the other and all of the stories lack the same spark that had been present in the first 100 pages, or the entirety of the first book. Plus constant changes in point of view without a label to whom the narrator is until dialog labels the narrator, makes following the story harder. Plus, without giving anything away, the ending just made me mad. While it is well put together, funny, and a good horror story, I just didn’t enjoy it as much as JDATE, and I am wishing I had.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Ok

    Another Pandemic Outbreak book. Good but not as good as the first one. John Dies at the End was like nothing I have ever read before. This book tried to freshen up a story that has been told many, many times before. While it was a fresh take, it lacked the true originality of its predecessor. I must say that right from the get go I did not enjoy the lovey doveyness between David and Amy. Much too "everyday" coming from an author I have come to expect something more "beyond anything I have ever imagined." If you are thinking of reading this book please read John Dies at the End first. Pretty please. I think it is cheaper too.

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