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Sunday, August 21, 2022

If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe (John Dies at the End, #4)If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe by Jason Pargin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It feels like it's been an awfully long time since I could jump into the timey-wimey, cthulhu-esq, darkly funny and immensely sarcastic world of David and John (and Amy!) as they scramble through poverty while fighting the good fight.

They're not Sam and Dean. They don't have that kind of plot armor. But for all that, they are still fighting the fight as shadow people deal deals that only increase suffering, as future cult leaders become Earthly Gods through prophecies spanning backward through time, when phone apps tell your children to feed it human teeth...

Oh yeah, the stakes are always high or at least deeply strange and I LOVE it.

It feels like fourth-wall breaking, especially the first three books that were written under the PoV CHARACTER's name, only to mix things up as the actual author brings out his real name now. Jason Pargin is the ACTUAL writer, post-timey-wimey real continuity, and that's kinda the point.

If you like reality like you like your spaghetti, all tangled up and bloody-red, then I'm sure you'll love this return. :)

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