Friday Fun: If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe

There's a guy named Jason Pargin (originally writing under a pseudonym) who wrote a book back in 2007 called "John Dies at the End." I don't know how to describe it -- "comic horror" is a label I've seen applied to it, and I guess that works as well as any other. It's about a couple of guys who live in a dying rust belt down and end up dealing with some, well, weird stuff. Monsters and mayhem in a mundane setting, maybe?

Since then there have been more books in the series: This Book is Full of Spiders, What the Hell Did I Just Read, and the most recent one, which I just finished a week ago, called If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe (purchase link here).

If you're looking for something somewhere between supernatural and sci fi, comedy and horror -- with protagonists just trying to pay the bills as best they can in a town lacking in opportunity -- you might like this. Check out the whole series, as I found it to be quite a bit of fun to read.

And they made a not-too-bad low budget movie of the first book, if you're looking for something weird and interesting to stream tonight.

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