JDATE, or John Dies At the End, is the wonderfully awesome web-book by author David Wong. Unfortunately, as of 9/30/2008 it is no longer available for free! The print version, released by the awesome fellows over at Permuted Press, has skyrocketed to a startling $200 in value. It turns out that Mr. Wong has also been picked up by Thomas Dunne Books and the publisher (a division of St. Martin’s Press) will be re-releasing the book to the masses sometime in 2009. I admit I’m catching the news a bit late and kicking myself for not finishing reading the sequel; though it looks like it might still be here.
I’m also a bit distressed that the Permuted Press edition, seemingly worth $200, is sitting on the shelves here at the library.
If you’re curious you can check out my review. My preffered sound byte: “John Dies at the End was a fun read, reminding me of that first magical time I saw Hellraiser.”
Also keep on eye on the JDATE homepage as some sort of big reveal on Halloween.
I really do think that JDATE is something special and hope Mr. Wong has tons of success with Thomas Dunne and inevitable big marketing push behind the new edition.