John Dies At the End - Jason Pargin (Pseudonym: David Wong)
It's hard to summarise this novel in a way that doesn't ruin it, so instead, I shall offer you the blurb:
My name is David Wong. 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, and the 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 in knowledge.
... 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 results, it is crucial you keep one things in mind: None of this is my fault.
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This book smells really nice. I'm not in the habit of smelling books, but I feel the need to note how nice it smells here.
As for the writing...this is so weird, and so clever, and so 'I'm not sure'.
If you like sci-fi and fantasy, which I do, then this book is perfect. It is the epitome of creepy, monster-based novels. It is well written, but not in a style that usually appeals to me, as it is a little chatty for my liking.
Most importantly, the ending isn't predictable. It is predictable in as much as John dies, but that is all. Because it is so intelligently constructed, it is definitely worth a weird read.
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