This Book Is Full of Spiders

This Book Is Full of Spiders

Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

Book - 2012
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From the writer of the cult sensation John Dies at the End comes another terrifying and hilarious tale of almost Armageddon at the hands of two hopeless heroes.


You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR.

You will dismiss this as ridiculous fear-mongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fear-mongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection -- the creature secretes a chemical into the brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That's just as well, since the "cure" involves learning what a chainsaw tastes like.

You can't feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings. You can't see it, because it decides what you see. You won't even feel it when it breeds. And it will breed. So what happens when your family, friends and neighbors get mind-controlling skull spiders? We're all about to find out.

Just stay calm, and remember that telling you about the spider situation is not the same as having caused it. I'm just the messenger. Even if I did sort of cause it.

Either way, I won't hold it against you if you're upset. I know that's just the spider talking.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780312546342
Branch Call Number: FIC Wong
Characteristics: 406 p


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Sep 23, 2017

This is a great follow up to John Dies at the End, and I'm very excited for the third installment coming this fall. This Book is Full of Spiders is an incredibly entertaining, fast paced and hilarious read. The characters are great and the writing is quite enjoyable

May 24, 2017

This is definitely not a stand-alone book - if you think soy sauce is merely a condiment I strongly recommend reading 'John Dies at the End' first.

The book is funny, it's disgusting and vile, it's nerdy and Wong manages to seriously ratchet up the tension compared to the first book. Oh, and David is still really whiny.

Jun 29, 2016

I liked it more than John Dies! By the end I couldn't put it down. Some of the jokes are a bit forced like the first one but overall it's fun.

Dec 22, 2015

Perfect follow up to John Dies... We sure do learn more about the strangers coming to our world. These books do tend towards stream of conscious writing, which can lead to wrong turns. And yes, these guys are stupid and crazy, but it was fun to read about their "trip". All and all I thought these 2 books were worth my time.

Jul 13, 2015

A more mature, still amazing follow up to John Dies at the End. Not as insanely funny as the first, but it has better storytelling and higher emotional stakes. Definitely read it if you liked JDATE!

Jan 03, 2015

This was a great sequel to "John Dies At The End". It is so original and hilarious that I was always laughing to myself while reading it. It's a really great book, go ahead and try it!

Jul 31, 2014

An awesome sequel to John dies at the end.

Feb 16, 2013

Read John Dies at the End before reading this one. It will make more sense. Just as with the first book this one has a bunch of crazy things going on that threaten to end life as we know it with two slacker dudes being the only ones who can do anything about it. If you liked the first book, just know that this is more like one adventure out of the David and John adventure series - you're not going to find out that much more about the nefarious forces that are threatening them or what the real end game is. However, it was very entertaining, and as usual, super duper weird. Enjoy!

Jan 24, 2013

This book is hilarious!!! And intense at one part. But you have to read John Dies at the End first for this book to make sense. Spiders is the sequel to John Dies and the author doesn't do much in trying to catch the reader up on what is going on and why.

Jan 09, 2013

Hysterical combo of zombie apocalypse and love story for humanity. Loved this; am going back to read the prequel.

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May 25, 2015

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