What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror (John Dies at the End #3) (Hardcover)

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This third book in the "John Dies at the End" series is simultaneously laugh-out-loud funny, and stay-up-all-night scary. This book is the forbidden fruit your parents would never let you read as a child: rife with beautifully-crafted toilet humor and surreal monsters which will make you question your reality. This book stands on its own but is best enjoyed after John Dies at the End and This Book is Full of Spiders.

— Alex


It's the story "They" don't want you to read. Though, to be fair, "They" are probably right about this one. To quote the Bible, "Learning the truth can be like loosening a necktie, only to realize it was the only thing keeping your head attached." No, don't put the book back on the shelf -- it is now your duty to purchase it to prevent others from reading it. Yes, it works with e-books, too, I don't have time to explain how.

While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they -- like you -- would be better off not knowing.

Your first impulse will be to think that a story this gruesome -- and, to be frank, stupid -- cannot possibly be true. That is precisely the reaction "They" are hoping for.

John Dies at the End's "smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next" (Publishers Weekly) and This Book is Full of Spiders was "unlike any other book of the genre" (Washington Post). Now, New York Times bestselling author David Wong is back with What the Hell Did I Just Read, the third installment of this black-humored thriller series.

About the Author

DAVID WONG is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, New York Times bestselling author and executive editor at the hugely popular comedy site Cracked.com. His first book, John Dies at the End, lives forever as a cult-classic movie directed by Don Coscarelli, and his second, This Book is Full of Spiders, scares people on a daily basis.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250040206
ISBN-10: 1250040205
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: John Dies at the End