At first glance, one would think that knowing the ending would spoil the plot. Not so with John Dies at the End. When John and Dave, best friends through the years, meet for the first time in awhile, everything seems normal at first. They talk. Tell each other what's been going on with their lives. But it's obvious right away that things aren't all as they seem...something unusual is afoot, and it has to do with a reporter named Arnie and a drug known only as "Soy Sauce". After a while, though, they start to wonder: is the drug really a drug at all, or something much more powerful? Only time will tell.
John Dies at the End is a riveting, hilarious tale that will have you certain you already know the end at first, before you start to wonder: Do you?
David Wong is a pseudonym for American author Jason Pargin. Born in 1975, his career in writing started a bit unusually. In 1999, he started the site Pointless Waste of Time, which would eventually become cracked.com, netting him quite a bit of fame along the way. While working as a copy editor at a legal firm, be began creating episodes of a popular web serial that would eventually become John Dies at the End. He is quoted with saying that his pseudonym was originally created to keep his friends and family unassociated with the work, but nowadays the knowledge does not bother him any longer.