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John dies at the end
David Wong
Adult Fiction WONG

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In this reissue of an Internet phenomenon originally slapped between two covers in 2007 by indie Permutus Press, editor Jason Pargin's alter ego-adroitly spoofs the horror genre while simultaneously offering up a genuinely horrifying story. The terror is rooted in a substance known as "soy sauce," a paranormal psychoactive that opens video store clerk Wong's-and his penis-obsessed friend John's-minds to higher levels of consciousness. Or is it just hell seeping into the unnamed Midwestern town where Wong and the others live? Meat monsters, wig-wearing scorpion aberrations and wingless white flies that burrow into human skin threaten to kill Wong and his crew before infesting the rest of the world. A multidimensional plot unfolds as the unlikely heroes drink lots of beer and battle the paradoxes of time and space, as well as the cliches of first-person-shooter video games and fantasy gore films. Sure to please the Fangoria set while appealing to a wider audience, the book's smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Eponymous protagonist Dave Wong and his considerable jerk of a best friend, John, are exterminators of demons, hunters of the unknown, warriors for good against evil, but all they really want is to be left alone. Like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure crossed with Shaun of the Dead, this is a loopy buddy-movie of a book with deadpan humor and great turns of phrase. Verdict Just plain fun. It was originally published at, and will appeal to readers of Christopher Moore. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Works at a video store; uses a paranormal psychoactive drug called "soy sauce"; drinks lots of beer; trying to prevent the apocalypse after an otherwordly invasion.
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