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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Dec 04, 2017

The follow up to John Dies at the End. Heed the warnings of other reviewers. If spiders or insects or other crawlies creep you out, you'll have trouble finishing this book. I'm normally not at all squeamish, but certain parts of this book had my skin crawling. The primary story involves, among other things, an invasion of invisible, parasitic spider-like creatures that crawl into your skin and take over your mind and body. And that's just for those whom they don't immediately devour. When an parasitic outbreak shuts down the town of [Undisclosed], the only hope lies in the two people that can actually see the spiders. The manically depressed David and his drunken friend John. In addition to outright horror, there's a lot of humor and social commentary going on in this story. The ending was satisfying, but it will probably have you asking yourself "What did I just read?", which happens to be the title for the 3rd book in the series.

Oct 17, 2017

This book is not for the squeamish... or maybe it is? It is also not about the kind of spider you might be thinking about, the ones in your garden that weave webs and might bite you. These are the spiders of a wild imagination. They are involved in an over-the-top conspiracy theory which will make you very afraid, although sometimes you might laugh out loud.

KickyMcGee Oct 03, 2017

Go ahead. Touch it... A sequel of sorts to David Wong's amazing novel John Dies at the End, this book picks up, sort of, where the previous book ended. Why the equivocation? These stories fit together more than continue each other. If you haven't read the first one, read this one anyway. THEN you'll want to read the first. I won't tell you about the spiders, no. I WILL tell you that the book is terrifying, funny, charming, and perfectly profane (all in the best kind of combination). Seriously, you can touch it, but you might not put it down.

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.

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May 25, 2015

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