» John Dies in the End - David Wong

Blurb: It’s a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can’t.

My thoughts: What can I say about this book? It’s utterly ridiculous, scary, disgusting and hilarious! 

The story starts with Dave narrating the events of the past few months to a reporter named Arnie, who understandably has trouble believing him. Not in the least because he refuses to give his real name and acknowledges that he’s not sure if what he remembers is even the truth, assuring Arnie his account is “mostly honest”. 

It rapidly descends into chaos… The drug “Soy Sauce” turns out to be a mind-fuck of epic proportions! Giving certain users psychotropic visions, episodes of missing time, time dilation and the ability to see the life and times of the average chicken before death. 

I wouldn’t dare ruin it for you but it’s the kind of book you devour in a sitting. Hysterical and disturbing, it toes the fine line between comedy and horror without actually sitting in either genre. Reading it wasn’t really scary but the imagery stays with you and ultimately you’ll find yourself awake at 5 am huddling under the covers waiting for dawn with only your own twisted thoughts to keep you company. 

Read it, I can’t promise you won’t regret it but at least you’ll know the truth… 

Rating: 5 out of 5

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“By this point in my stay, my list of don’ts covered three pages and included such reminders as: never fall asleep in a dumpster, never underestimate a bee, never drive a convertible behind a flatbed truck, never get old, never get drunk near a train, and never, under any circumstances, cut off your air supply while masturbating. This last one is a nationwide epidemic, and it’s surprising the number of men who do it while dressed in their wife’s clothing, most often while she is out of town. To anyone with similar inclinations, a word of warning: after you’re discovered, the police will take snapshots of your dead, costumed body, which will then be slid into photo albums and poured over by people like me, who can’t take the stench of an incoming decomp, so hole themselves up in the records room, moaning “Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God,” not sure if they’re referring to your plum-coloured face or to the squash blossom necklace you’ve chosen to go with that blouse.”
— When you are engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris 

4 notes #He's so bitchy! #I love this man's writing. #David Sedaris #When you are engulfed in Flames #booksiread

» I’m currently reading When you are engulfed in flames by David Sedaris…

I have no memory of ordering it in to Cardiff library, but I’m glad I did… 

It’s comical and absurd and endearing and ridiculous but oh so very realistic. 

#You should read it. #David Sedaris #booksiread #When you are engulfed in flames

This book is officially scary as fuck!

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» So I’ve just started reading Ring…

I’ve already read Loop which is kinda stupid as they’re a trilogy but seriously you have no idea how good Loop is! I absolutely adore Koji Suzuki he’s a genius. 

I mean who comes up with this kind of stuff? It’s so brilliantly clever and not convoluted but just, the depth to the story astounded me. 

I can’t give the series enough praise even though I’ve only read the last one, and I’d highly recommend you seek it out and devour it. C: 

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“Into this wild abyss,
The womb of nature and perhaps her grave,
Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire,
But all these in their pregnant causes mixed
Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight,
Unless the almighty maker them ordain
His dark materials to create more worlds,
Into this wild abyss the wary fiend
Stood on the brink of hell and looked a while,
Pondering his voyage…”
— John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book II

5 notes #Such a desperately hard read but it's beautiful and I love it. #Milton #Paradise Lost #book II #booksiread

Also in my Arthurian must reads is The Seeing Stone which quite frankly is brilliant! 

Buy it now!!

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If you haven’t yet you really should read this book… 

It’s take on the Arthurian legend is epic and unique C: 

Buy it now!!

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» Just finished the Hunger Games…

Does anyone have any suggestions for new series I can read?

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Bought this lovely book today! The cover looked intriguing and now it’s mine c: I love books x

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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

A Madness of Angels: or the Resurrection of Mathew Swift. By Kate Griffin.

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

(Source: rituleen)

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» I feel like I’ve been smothered with emotions…

Chloroformed with feelings. 

I am now going to read the hobbit and the empty house, simultaneously to give myself some comfort. 

The Hobbit will be out in less than eleven months. 

Series three will happen in the next two years. 

I’ll cling on to these facts. 

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» I first read His dark materials when I was coming up for twelve…

I started with the last book because I didn’t know the first two even existed. 

I sobbed my heart out reading that book, it still makes me cry, everytime I read it I listen to A day without rain by Enya… 

Seriously listen to that album, the lyrics compliment that book so completely. 

Ah, I have to re-read that book now. 

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