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5.0 out of 5 stars Ghostbusters for adults, November 13, 2009
This review is from: John Dies at the End (Hardcover)
If I were to quickly describe to someone what this book is like, I can think of no better phrase than, "Ghostbusters, if it had been created for an adult-only audience." And I mean that as a high compliment. This book is irreverently hilarious--it is a rare book that actually has me guffawing outloud. But it's also genuinely scary at times. While it depends often on the generic objects of fear (giant spiders, icky bugs), the book still pulls off an authentic sense of paranoia and hopelessness, and in its rare serious moments, is even a bit sobering. Thank god for the funny parts, because otherwise it might have actually been a downer. And did I mention how funny this book was? You definitely sense that snarky, sarcastic wit that runs through the articles on [...], where author "David Wong" is an editor.

My biggest criticism is that sometimes the book is all over the place, like 8,000 things are happening and you're no longer really sure what the characters are even trying to do, but in a way that kind of adds to the book's sense of paranoia.

If you don't like snark, you're probably not going to like this book. If you hated, say, Evil Dead? Yeah, not going to like this book. But, if you don't suck and you actually have a sense of humor? You will probably plow through this book in a week, like I did.
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