Mr. Monster (John Cleaver #2)
I killed a demon. I don’t know if it was really, technically a demon, but I do know that he was some kind of monster, with fangs and claws and the whole bit, and he killed a lot of people. So I killed him. I think it was the right thing to do. At least the killing stopped.
Well, it stopped for a while.
In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a m
Bien hecho, Dan Wells. MUY bien hecho.
No soy el señor monstruo es la segunda parte de No soy un serial killer y OH GOD, QUÉ SEGUNDA PARTE. Como es lógico, no puedo decir mucho porque #spoilers, pero si quieren saber mi opinión, continúen leyendo.
Sin dudas puedo afirmar que el fuerte de esta saga son los personajes. Dan Wells hace un trabajo increíble al construir a cada uno de ellos, pero John se roba el escenario por mucho. Lo que vale la pena destacar ...more
What fascinated me in I Am Not A Serial Killer is learning about antiosocial personality disorder, discovering the world of morticians, and more than anything rooting for a boy struggling with his sociopathic tendencies and his need to be good. 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) ...more
I AM ASSUMING YOU HAVE READ I Am Not A Serial Killer which is the first volume of this "story". THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR THAT BOOK HERE.
I find many things about this/these book(s) interesting and well done. I also find a lot about (especially this one) objectionable. The books attempt to walk the lines between slasher/horror/urban fantasy. The first book follows John as he struggles with his own "verging" sociopathy. He has alway ...more
SECOND READ: Sep. 4 - 7, 2015
Once again, wow.
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 a ...more
Continuing a few months after I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster delves even deeper into John’s sociopa ...more
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 ...more
“Es una gran sorpresa darte cuenta de que las únicas personas con las que te puedes identificar son asesinos psicópatas.”
Esta secuela pudo haberse ganado las cinco estrellas fácilmente, pero tiene un inicio más bien torpe, lo cual arruina las cosas un poco. Sin embargo, luego toma un rumbo inesperado que no puedo más que alabar, yo al leer la sinopsis imaginé algo similar que el primer libro, un nuevo asesino perseguido por un sociópata, bueno, por John, pero no, es algo más calculado y mucho má ...more
In the interest of full honesty, Dan and I don’t go way back, nor are we even Christmas card friends. We met a few years ago and have barely talked since (not out of any animosity). However, the circumstance was just unusual enough that I remember him and he remembers me. He’s an accomplished author and I’m an aspiring one.
And that’s all there is to that.
Now on to his book.
I read I Am Not a Serial Killer, also by him and the first in his John Cleaver ...more
El primer libro me gustó mucho porque tocaba constantemente el tema de asesinos seriales (y a mí me causan fascinación) y aunque hubo un giro en la historia que me medio decepcionó, al final me terminó gustando mucho. Además, había escuchado que el segundo libro era aún mejor y que me gustaría más, así que tenía muchas ganas de por fin leerlo. Pero mi amigo Yorch me había medio decepcionado con su opinión sobre el libro, así que no sabía qué esperar de él.
Ésta es la continuación de "No soy u ...more
As someone who's always been a little fascinated with serial killers (I've stopped reading the t ...more
Now the question is; Can Mr. Wells success ...more
That said, I did like this book. It started out a bit slow, focusing more on John's personal life than the mystery. Once the bodies were discovered, the pace really took off. The supernatural element from the first book is continued here. I found this book more emotionally distrubing than the first one, mainly because of the descriptions at ...more
As a teenager, I used to wonder what it would be like to be a sociopath who was trying not to kill. It seems very similar to the way I felt about sneaking snacks into the movie theater. It's something that I know I shouldn't do in my head, but I didn't think my heart would feel any guilt if I actually did it. What stopped me, then, from sneaking snacks in even though I really wanted to? Was that the same thing that wou ...more
Este livro passa-se alguns meses depois do anterior, e o Senhor Monstro e ...more
In book 2 John talks about his "Monster" and basically the rules he and his mother have set up to keep him from going off the deep end.
The story had a good flow and could easily be read in a sitting or two.
While the story of John Cleaver progressed, it did so in the most minimalist way possible. The baddie in this read was, not ...more
Es hätte nur von Anfang an so kommuniziert werden sollen.. damit man weiß auf was man sich da einlässt.
Rules. What are rules? There to be broken? Not if this is your mantra:
I Am Not a Serial Killer but Mr. Monster is. I Dont Want to Kill You but Mr. Monster does.
They became one person, John and Mr Monster. Controlling himself becomes almost impossible especially when Lauren brings her obnoxious and insulti ...more
I got really tired of trying to hide the spoiler in I am not a serial killer. I came across as a deranged idiot in that review so I am just going to assume that if you are reading this review then you have read I am not a serial killer.
Please do not read on if you have not read the first book. This review will spoil the secret of the first book....I warned you!
After the previous events that took place in his small town John is trying to regain something that resembles a normal life. For his m ...more
John Cleaver is back, and now his problems are worse than before. His therapist is dead, his mother is in denial that she helped kill a demon and seems to think that she needs to be even more rigid with John to prevent it happening again (I'd say "Mom Logic", but no, I t ...more
Már az első kötetnél is fenn akadtam kicsit, hogy a regényt az ifjúsági kategóriába so ...more
John tem as suas regras. Apesar de ter consciência que é um sociopata e que despertou a fome do Senhor Monstro ...more
My favorite aspect of these books is the information we get about how the embalming process is done. Stephen King has talked about how death and the ways we care for our dead is one of our big taboo subjects (i.e. we really don't know what goes on between the death of a relative and the viewing of the casket at the ...more
If you liked the first book, you will like this one, too. And actually, if you liked the first half of the first book, but hated the twist and the end, then you should still like this one, too.
Rather than focus on the supernatural aspects that ...more
This book left me with a bad feeling. The story itself was ok, and the narrator is someone that the reader roots for (at least for a while). It was extremely graphic though, and not in a good way. I can stomach true crime, Law & Order SVU, and anything with zombies all day long. B ...more