I'm a very slow and casual reader. I'll read about 3 books a year that aren't class related. I used to think it was just the way I was and that it would never change, until I realized that I just wasn't reading the right books. I picked up John Dies at the End in my local bookstore while looking for my college textbooks. I looked at it because the title intrigued me. after sitting in the store reading for half an hour, I decided I HAD to buy this book. I finished the nearly 500 page book in 3 days, a record that is unheard of for me. It would have been even faster if I didn't have classes and a girlfriend to attend to. It was absolutely enthralling. Fair warning though, the book is incredibly vulgar and at some points absolutely disgusting. It is not for the faint of heart. A review on the cover says the author is trying to capture pure lunacy and succeeds with flying colors. I have to agree. It is by far the funniest, scariest, and most disturbing thing I have ever read, and I loved every minute of it. I strongly recommend this book for those who can handle it.