John Dies at the End by David Wong (2007)
“Scientists talk about dark matter, the invisible, mysterious substance that occupies the space between stars. Dark matter makes up 99.99 percent of the universe, and they don’t know what it is. Well I do. It’s apathy. That’s the truth of it; pile together everything we know and care about in the universe and it will still be nothing more than a tiny speck in the middle of a vast black ocean of Who Gives a Fuck.”
David and his best friend John, stumble across a new and powerful drug called Soy Sauce. This unique drug has the particularity of opening inter-dimensional gateways, leading the two heroes to a “world end” conspiracy by a Lovecraftian god named Korrok. It is up to Dave to overcome Korrok’s plans, while overcoming his own personal demons.
John Dies At The End is a book full of surprises. This is not a literary masterpiece, but the situations are hilarious, full of unexpected twists and punctuated with bits of horror, gliding on a strange fusion of ideas and goofy fun. Followed by a sequel, “This Book Is Full of Spiders” and a disappointing film adaptation, this book is a crazy and bizarre experience, you won’t be disappointed.