John Dies at the End by David Wong. Book review

John Dies at the End by David Wong. Titan Books ‘7.99

Reviewed by Jim McLeod

This novel was first published online as a web serial, then later in trade paperback format, which became notorious for the prices it was commanding online.  It has now been picked up by Titan Books, and it also is in the process of being adapted into a film. 

So how does the book hold up?  Truthfully I did not enjoy this book, it starts out well, with a good mix of humour and horror, but suddenly it gets way too smart for itself.  I can understand why certain people like this sort of novel, personally the author should have spent more time developing a coherent plot, rather than trying to throw everything and anything into the mix. It’s a pity as there is some good writing on offer, pity it gets drowned in a sea of penis jokes and schoolboy humour.

John Dies at the End by David Wong. Titan Books ‘7.99

Reviewed by Jim McLeod

This novel was first published online as a web serial, then later in trade paperback format, which became notorious for the prices it was commanding online.  It has now been picked up by Titan Books, and it also is in the process of being adapted into a film. 

So how does the book hold up?  Truthfully I did not enjoy this book, it starts out well, with a good mix of humour and horror, but suddenly it gets way too smart for itself.  I can understand why certain people like this sort of novel, personally the author should have spent more time developing a coherent plot, rather than trying to throw everything and anything into the mix. It’s a pity as there is some good writing on offer, pity it gets drowned in a sea of penis jokes and schoolboy humour.