This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong
So you may remember I did the review for John Dies at the End which is the first book in this series. The only reason I am doing the second book as a review is because it could also be a stand alone book, as is pointed out in the first chapter by the author.
But as much as you don't need to read the first book to understand this book I would still recommend it because there are reoccurring characters that make the book that much better. So let me try to give you an idea of what to expect when you start reading this book.
Spiders. As the title suggests there are in fact spiders in this book even if they aren't exactly spiders. Instead think generally medium sized (small enough to fit into your mouth but only just) with legs coming out all over their bodies. Their mouth is the same size of a humans with a tongue that is almost identical.
Now imagine this thing crawling into the mouth of anyone they can find and taking over their body turning them into a sort of super zombie. And an added side of creepy is that no one can see them accept David and John who took the strange drug Soya Sauce in the first book.
So with the town on lockdown due to the strange epidemic that is turning people into crazed zombies that tears out their own ribs and jaws to use as weapons John and David are in for a wild ride.
Switching between the points of view of Amy (David's girlfriend), Molly (David's dog who took drugs and can now think like a human of sorts), David, and John we are able to see many different points of the story. From trying to get back to the city with a group of Zombie nerds to trying to escape a locked in area of the Hospital that contains many possibly infected, David and John are in for quite the wild time.
WARNING: Like the first book this is not something that is suitable for children. It contains nudity, horrid language, violence, and other subjects not suitable for the younger audience. Viewer discretion is advised.
I absolutely loved this book. In many ways I actually think it is better than the first one. John, as always, is absolutely hilarious. And just like in the first book you are kept guessing in every scene not knowing what crazy thing is going to happen next. But as much as you are asking yourself what the hell is going on there is a part of you that just starts to accept what is happening and going with it.
I love the way the author incorporates certain twists into the story making you want to go back and read with the new understanding that he gives you.
This is a unique type of writing that I have never run into before. I would recommend all of you to go and read this book (and the first one if you haven't already done so).
Of course this gets a 5 out of 5 star rating.
Have a great week everyone and I will see you all on Wednesday!