Mr. Monster (John Cleaver #2)
Well, it stopped for a while.
In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a mur ...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
As someone who's always been a little fascinated with serial killers (I've stopped reading the t ...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
Now the question is; Can Mr. Wells success ...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
Már az első kötetnél is fenn akadtam kicsit, hogy a regényt az ifjúsági kategóriába so ...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
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
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
John tem as suas regras. Apesar de ter consciência que é um sociopata e que despertou a fome do Senhor Monstro ...more
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
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
A pesar de que la primera mitad del libro fue algo monótona, Dan Wells logro sorprenderme con un giro de la historia que provoco que me quedara leyendo hasta el final. Esta vez, se le da un tanto más de importancia a algunos personajes secundarios del primer título, y vemos a un John Cleaver más oscuro.
Además, esta segunda parte me ha permitido entender cuál es la dirección de la serie. Espero que los demás sean igual de buenos.
Reseña completa: http://karlajgalindo.blogspot.mx/2016...
Vídeo reseña: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efdmc...
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
I still like John. Potential psychopath or otherwise, his constant struggle for understanding emotions and accidental hero are what makes this book so captivating.
Bottom line, ...more
This is a first time that second part of triology is better than first, and not only because I knew what to expect (I'm talking about supernatural elements here), but the story keeps getting better and more interesting, the type of killer is much more complicated and complex and the end suggests terribly interesting plot of the story in the final part of the trilogy.
I have to say I never expected that :)
My impression was so positive that I started to read the sequel as soon as I ...more
¿Qué puedo decir de un libro que supera con creces a su predecesor? Es impresionante lo que ha hecho Dan Wells con esta serie y con esta novela en particular. OJO: mi reseña no tiene spoilers del primer libro ni de éste.
Aunque al inicio lo sentí un poco aburrido, porque acababa de terminar el primer libro y aquí, el autor nos explica mucho de lo que sucedió en el libro anterior. Yo sé que eso es necesario cuando has esperado mucho entre un libro y otro, para situarte en la historia; o bien, c...more
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