This is essay-like in-between is included in the sequel of John Dies at the End. This short story starts where the first book ends and plunges the reader right back into mysteriousness and the desperate need for action. It starts to take off by the fifth page or so and becomes immediately grotesque and swiftly throws the reader into a state of disgust and hilarity involving a “Goliath Fucking Bird-Eating Spider”, amongst other creepy not-of-this-world crawlies.
It’s well written, but I hate how it’s so terribly descriptive with its gore. Molly of course finds herself in some trouble and it’s strange and funny in its way, as well. It also reveals more about the shadow men and makes one ask more questions about all the mysterious goings on, similar to The Adjustment Bureau and as it’s popularly compared to, Inception. It has its bouts of hilarity throughout, one involving a Jesus painting with powers of righteousness which will entertain anyone with a broad sense of humor who’s heard of Jesus.
Plus, the ever-loving Jesus isn’t even the best part! The crazy moments which happen after, also have the ability of making one snort at it’s implausibility; but laugh, one may. Reading this prequel to the sequel was worth the 70 odd pages.