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Read "Mr. Monster" by Dan Wells available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. I killed a demon. I don't know if it was really. Mr. Monster book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 10 Up–This follow-up to Wells's I Am Not a Serial Killer (Tor, ) revisits Clayton County and its resident .
When it wasn't repetitive or bland all those "oh my gosh"es and first dates screamed Mormon author , it was darker.
The embalming scene in here wasn't about getting the right liquid into veins, but about a real decomposing body that grossed me out a little.
The sociopathic struggles were about pyromania and harming animals that made me question whether John should be locked up. And this villain carried out some truly sick and squeamish tortures, but he was the kind of villain I expected in the first one. I was starting to question why I liked John Wayne Cleaver or his adventures, and once again, I wasn't sure I bought into the leap into the supernatural, but wouldn't you know, by the end I wanted to root for John again and I was happy with the turn of events, and more than anything, there was a great hook introducing a pattern for the series.
And now I kind of want to know about John's next big adventure. I was so sure I was done with the series, but you had to hook me in the end, didn't you, Wells? And now I want to keep reading. Ann Aguirre. Under the Never Sky.
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The plot revolves around ancient beings who are still around. For some reason most of these old beings who were thought of as deities or demons seem also to be fairly cold blooded and homicidal. So the "demon killer" motif is fairly interesting. For me a lot will depend on how much gore I'm willing to put up with. As I said, I skipped and skimmed a lot of this book.
View all 12 comments. Apr 30, Annalisa rated it really liked it Shelves: But none of that was fascinating for me here. When it wasn't repetitive or bland all those "oh my gosh"es and first dates screamed Mormon author "Trust me, from one sociopath to another: When it wasn't repetitive or bland all those "oh my gosh"es and first dates screamed Mormon author , it was darker.
The embalming scene in here wasn't about getting the right liquid into veins, but about a real decomposing body that grossed me out a little. The sociopathic struggles were about pyromania and harming animals that made me question whether John should be locked up. And this villain carried out some truly sick and squeamish tortures, but he was the kind of villain I expected in the first one. I was starting to question why I liked John Wayne Cleaver or his adventures, and once again, I wasn't sure I bought into the leap into the supernatural, but wouldn't you know, by the end I wanted to root for John again and I was happy with the turn of events, and more than anything, there was a great hook introducing a pattern for the series.
And now I kind of want to know about John's next big adventure. I was so sure I was done with the series, but you had to hook me in the end, didn't you, Wells? And now I want to keep reading.
Iako mi je prvi dio za dlaku bio bolji, kvalitativno su u istom rangu. They're defined by their connections. One of the greatest series I got my hands in for was the I'm Not A Serial Killer series, for a variety of reasons. When I picked the second book up, I was hoping for one thing. Surpass the first, if possible. And it did it, in one of the best ways ever. The second book showed us John's struggles with his mental illness, his life as a teenager and the supernatural murd 4.
The second book showed us John's struggles with his mental illness, his life as a teenager and the supernatural murders surrounding his town even more, and it completely drew me in and stole my breath. The plot was fast and sharp like a knife's edge, and the new villain was cunning and sadistic in a way I could not comprehend.
John was even more eager to fight with his inner demons, and his character development was one of the best I have read in a long time, and I was immensely glad I did. I could smell blood and danger in the air as I was turning the pages, and Dan Wells' writing gave me exclusive insights in the minds of a teenage sociopath, a wicked demon, a girl who started to fall in love and a variety of other unique characters. One of the things I mostly love about these books is the complexity in which emotions are portrayed, and this book dealt with that in a very special way.
Everything was connected with strong threads of thoughts and feelings, and everything could be changed in the exact same ways. It was so complicated and full of suspence, and I absolutely enjoyed every single minute of it. I wanted it to be a little bit faster, but I understand why the action took a while to pick up, and I appreciate it. Mar 24, Monica added it. Es incluso mejor que el primero, si buscas literatura juvenil pero con tintes super sangrientos, suspenso y entrar en la mente de asesinos y seguir a Jonh tanto en sus aventuras como en su lucha interna con su monstruo personal no te lo puedes perder.
I blazed through this one over the course of a weekend -- it would have been a single day but I had to visit a local Scandinavian festival with friends and then finish my slideshow for tomorrow's lesson. This volume is even darker, even more gruesome than the first, as John's "heroic" actions from I Am Not A Serial Killer take on a twisted life of their own.
The darkness within John is getting stronger and hungrier even as strives to be as "normal" humanly possible. He tries dating, he tries going to school events, but he also finds himself rationalizing the breaking of his all-important rules -- at first in small ways, and then in larger ways.
Something in me, dark and sticky All the time it's getting strong No way of dealing with this feeling Can't go on like this too long This time you've gone too far This time you've gone too far This time you've gone too far I told you Like the previous volume, this book contains one of those "Oh-good-gravy-why-do-the-publishers-insist-on-marketing-this-as-YA?
As with the same sort of moment in the previous novel, I simply didn't see this one coming and actually had to walk away from the book for a couple hours to get my bearings. Dan Wells certainly knows how to craft a story, and the man definitely knows how to bring you into the world of the protagonist without forcing you to feel that you ARE the protagonist.
Which is good, because Wells does not glorify or romanticize sociopathy and psychopathy -- John is not a character any halfway-sane person would ever want to be or be around and his heroism is either accidental or part of a larger overcompensation.
Every time he "wins" he's actually losing, even when he doesn't notice it at first. And, as with the previous novel and the film "The Aviator", actually there were several scenes which led me to feel all the more acutely my own disorders -- a frightening sort of feeling, as though something had been rubbed raw. View 2 comments. Oct 09, Guille rated it really liked it.
Daaaaaamn el final, eso si que fue tenso. This review and other odd-shaped monsters on Blood Red Velvet. About a year ago I made the chance discovery of Wells' other novel, The Hollow City, which I have honestly not been able to find an equal of in its unique concoction of genres. A novel with zero flaws in my eyes. So of course what had I to do but to read literally everything else Wells had written?
I've read all of the John Cleaver series I can get my pseudo-human claws on. While they all have their own unique personality, none of them outdo Mr. Massively addictive and perfecting on the blend of dark comedy, mystery and psychological horror the first established, it's nothing short of awesome.
Creeping distress as another string of murders crop up in Clayton, this time even more calculated and evil in nature. I have to say, what practically forces this novel to stand out as a horror work is the scenes in the killer's house towards the finale.
As I don't know where to begin without spoiling the trauma for you, it seems like an innocent house but only as far as the foyer.
The further into the house they go, the madder and bloodier it gets. And for those who have had the pleasure to read this already, did you notice some of the minute details in the scene where John first sees the kitchen..? Monster is what really establishes the John Cleaver series as one of the best mysteries I've ever had the good fortune to discover.
May 05, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Will he give in? Will Mr. Monster take control, leaving John in the back seat? You almost enter a love-hate relationship with the two sides of his personality. While John is human and somewhat normal, Mr. Monster also has attractive, while definitely creepy, qualities. The only bad part about this book: Le voy a dar 3. Jan 18, Kaisa rated it it was amazing. I can't help but love these books. Already with the first book, I knew that I'd enjoy whatever Dan Wells threw at me, but seriously, these books are like crack to me now.
I love John Cleaver because he's a sociopath with morals. That kind of main character is hard to beat. The only negative thing I have to say is that I'm not pleased with the end. It felt too abrupt and inconclusive.
Of course, it's not the last book in the series, so it's not supposed to be completely conclusive, but what I mean I can't help but love these books. Of course, it's not the last book in the series, so it's not supposed to be completely conclusive, but what I mean is that I wanted more out of Brooke than what I got.
I wanted more out of the stranger in the walls. Seriously, this author had me caring about two female characters that were hardly in the book. Radha and Wall-Woman That is talent, my friends Really, the only reason I'm bitching is that I want these books to be longer.. Because they're so awesome. I can't bring myself to read the last book just yet. I don't want it to end. Please don't let it end.
Monster is different from its predecessor, I am Not a Serial Killer, as it gives me a good kind of mixed feelings. In Mr. Monster, Mr. Wells takes us on a wild ride where we don't know which aspect of John Wayne Cleaver's personalities we're dealing with as both are wide awake and fighting for control of his psyche.
A good example of me feeling dual feelings is when John goes on his first date Mr. A good example of me feeling dual feelings is when John goes on his first date. We saw John date a girl we were introduced to in the first book that he actually likes.
His mom wants him to date her because it will help him be more normal while his best friend is like "Dude. The second prettiest girl in school is hot for you You go for it! Trying to find another serial killer from another realm while dating is down right nerve wracking for anybody.
I feel the differences made this book stand out on its own and I was overall happy to not be disappointed in this sequel to this series. For example, on page there was a mistype in a sentence. I give this book a 4. View all 3 comments. Es especial e inolvidable. Nov 08, Devann rated it liked it Shelves: It's not that it's technically less good, it's just more of a personal preference thing. See, the reason I don't read a lot of crime books is because I don't want to have to deal with a lot of books that are largely about women being brutally tortured and unfortunately I fell right into that with this boo actual rating: See, the reason I don't read a lot of crime books is because I don't want to have to deal with a lot of books that are largely about women being brutally tortured and unfortunately I fell right into that with this book.
Now in this case I think the author was probably just doing women in this book because men were killed in the first, which is totally fair. But when the men get killed quickly and almost off-page most of the time and also for necessity, and the women are tortured for several months in quite a bit more detail and also largely because view spoiler [the killer more or less gets off on it view spoiler [ it's definitely not as 'even' as it could be.
The author probably wasn't even doing this on purpose, we're hit with so many images of violence against women from media every day that even when crime writers are actively trying to have an even mix of male and female victims we often end up with something like this, but it's still not something I really enjoy reading. The rest of the book was really good though. I liked watching John continue to struggle with 'Mr.
Monster' and really liked his growth in this book. I am also really looking forward to the next book if the very end of this one is anything to go by. Still a great series but I'm hoping future books focus more on him killing the 'demons' again and less on the torture and murder of the victims.
Jul 26, Javi rated it liked it. In the second book of the series, young John Cleaver continues to battle the forces of evil He does his best to stick to his list of rules that should help prevent him from becoming a serial killer, even if that is all he knows would actually make him feel fully alive.
He struggles to communicate with the rest of society because he's got no empathy but he tries, and he tries hard.