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Mr. Monster (John Cleaver #2)

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In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a murderer even more appalling than the serial killers he obsessively studies.

But it turns out even demons have friends, and the disappearance of one has brought another to Clayton County. Soon there are new victims for John to work on at the mortuary and a new mystery to solve. But John has tasted death,
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Headline
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Miranda Reads
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-series
It's a pretty big shock to realise that the only people you can identify with are psychopathic killers.

We continue the story of quasi-serial killer John Wayne Cleaver, who despite bearing the name of two serial killers and a murder weapon, is determinedly not going to give in to impulse to become a murderer...though he may bend the rules for some truly monstrous people.

The demon from the first story? He had friends. And one of those friends just came knocking at the door. As the disappearances
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta reseña NO contiene spoilers.

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
Mike (the Paladin)
This book is a bit hard to rate...and review.

***Please note***:
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
Apr 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
"Trust me, from one sociopath to another: if you don't understand the reason for something, it's always love."

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)
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Iako mi je prvi dio za dlaku bio bolji, kvalitativno su u istom rangu. Zaista fantastičan nastavak.

Dok smo u prvom dijelu imali cat and mouse game, u ovom dijelu se više bavimo samim Johnom, njegovim mračnim mislima (iako je duboko dole jako dobra osoba) i kako Mr. Mosnter polako počinje vladati nad njim, iako se John bori protiv toga. Kada se u Clayton pojavljuje novi ubojica, to ne ide baš u korist samog Johna, nego više njegovoj sociopatskoj strani, Monesteru. Priča liči malo na neki mix Supe
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FIRST READ: Aug. 10 - 13, 2012
SECOND READ: Sep. 4 - 7, 2015
THIRD READ: Oct. 27 - 28, 2017

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 gettin
❤Emm❤ - Just the Abyss
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? And absolutely *zero* of his books have been a disappointment, or even below a solid four-out-of-five stars.

I've read all of the John Clea
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mr. Monster, the sequel to I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells, was scarily addicting. It’s a story about a sixteen-year-old sociopath, at war with himself over giving into his darker urges or doing right and acting normal. And while this sounds creepy and weird, the mystery of the story and the development of John’s character make for a fascinating read. Also, it’s impossible to put down.

Continuing a few months after I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster delves even deeper into John’s sociopa
La verdad es que no sé que decir sobre este libro ya que no me sorprende ni positivamente ni negativamente.
No creo que sea una mala historia, pero sí es cierto que me da la sensación de que el autor se va un poco por las ramas a veces. Me hubiera gustado que se centrara más en la acción ya que la parte final se me ha hecho súper corta en comparación con el resto del libro.
Otra de las cosas que me fallan sobre la saga/trilogía (creo que hay más de 3 libros) de John Cleaver es que se descubre ense
Alexis Steven
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reto-hombres-p
“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
Jan 18, 2011 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
Leandro Cassetta
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 Me encanto y mucho más que el primero. Pero el problema es que no lo sentí muy memorable!
Rachel Ramirez
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-rentals
Mr. Monster is different from its predecessor, I am Not a Serial Killer, as it gives me a good kind of mixed feelings. With I am Not a Serial Killer, I felt like I was on a wild ride where I didn't know what to expect. 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 ...more
Jul 26, 2016 rated it liked it
In the second book of the series, young John Cleaver continues to battle the forces of evil...both inside of him and out in the world. 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. But in this book, *something* is taunting him, marking him, inviting him ...more
Rui Monteiro
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
segundo livro lido, continua com o seu humor sarcástico, uma escrita brilhante, ótimos pormenores sobre as casas mortuárias.
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Me gustó mucho más que el primero y ese final me dejó con muchas ganas de seguir con la serie
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I am going to review Mr. Monster by Dan Wells.

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
Chester Dean

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
Jan 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dan Wells has certainly done his homework. He pulled me in with I Am Not A Serial Killer, his first look at John Wayne Cleaver, his well-named sociopath (named for both John Wayne Gacy and a weapon). While the first novel explored the relationship between John's good side and "Mr. Monster," his twisted inner demon, this latest novel delves much farther into John's relationship with his own psychosis.

As someone who's always been a little fascinated with serial killers (I've stopped reading the t
Jul 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
So I Am Not a Serial Killer had that abrupt turnaround that put off everyone and disrupted the flow of the book. Get over it. It was still a very creative story that managed to turn a creepy kid into a 15 year old antihero for our ambivalent generation. The secret is out for number two of the trilogy. It is even in the Goodreads description of Mr. Monster. This series is a supernatural thriller with a would-be teenaged serial killer in the driver's seat.

Now the question is; Can Mr. Wells success
Feb 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't read this book until you've read I Am Not a Serial Killer. You really need to know the background story in Book 1 of this series to fully understand it.

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
Alex Salmeron
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bueno si, el misterio de los asesinatos es bueno y todo, pero lo mejor del libro DEFINITIVAMENTE es la pelea psicologica del protagonista con sigo mismo por no convertirse en un asesino.
John Wayne Clever es un personaje SUMAMENTE interesante, pero aveces da miedo leer sus pensamientos. Definitivamente seguire leyendo la saga.

Ulises Estrada
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Ok esta saga se esta poniendo cada vez mas interesante pero sin duda lo mejor son sus personajes en especial la evolucion del protagonista atravez de los libros no puedo esperar para ver que mas ocurrira con el.

Die „John Cleaver“-Reihe von Dan Wells ist eine richtig schöne SuB-Altlast meines Bücherregals. Es ist mindestens 6 Jahre her, dass ich den ersten Band Ich bin kein Serienkiller las. Dafür hält sich der Inhalt erstaunlich frisch in meinem Gedächtnis. Ich erinnere mich, dass ich damals von der übernatürlichen Wendung des Auftakts nicht allzu angetan war. Trotz dessen wollte ich die Reihe weiterverfolgen, weil mich der Protagonist, ein potentieller Serienmörder, der mit seiner antisozialen Pers
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, prose, fantasy
Writing a series is tough work. I’ve been thinking about this some lately. The common adage in screenwriting (and I’d think, in novel writing as well) is that to be worthy of a movie (or novel), it has to be an event that can only take place once in a person’s life. Anything other than that and, well, then you’ve chosen the wrong story to tell.

So, of course, that is a truism, but when I think about series (be they movies or books), when they don’t work I think oftentimes it’s because that parti
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is wrong. This is exactly what I've always wanted, and exactly what I've always wanted to avoid.

I can't tell my dreams from my nightmares.

Dang it, Dan Wells. I got other books to read. Places to be. Emotions to not be spent on fictional cats that may or may not be dead. At least I tore through this in two sittings.

Shooooot this is was so much more emotionally charged than the last and I loved it for that. Seriously, IS this YA? We're sorta pushing it. Lots of uncomfortable and creepy moment
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Si alguien leyó mi reseña de No Soy un Serial Killer recordará que mi único problema real yacía en el elemento sobrenatural del mismo. Ya no.

No Soy el Señor Monstruo retoma la vida de John Wayne Cleaver, nuestro amigable sociópata juvenil del vecindario luego de los eventos de la anterior entrega. John se encuentra lidiando con una parte de sí mismo que soltó durante la caza del asesino de Clayton, así como con su vida familiar y su extraño y alarmente interés por Brooke, su vecina. Obviamente
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Segunda novela de la serie de John Cleaver. Un adolescente de dieciséis años, diagnosticado sociópata (aunque por no tener mayoría de edad, lo llaman "trastorno de la conducta") intenta por medio de sus propias normas, controlar al monstruo asesino y con sed de sangre que lleva dentro.
A medida que avanza la novela, nos muestra de forma magistral todo su entorno; la hermana mayor que no hace otra cosa que discutir con su madre, la funeraria que actúa como negocio familiar y válvula de escape a s
Heidi Tighe
So very, very disturbing. This is an LDS author like you've never read before.

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
Raquel Leite
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Depois do livro “Eu não sou um serial killer” que foi muito viciante, chega-nos a sua continuação, O senhor Monstro. Contando a História sobre um sociopata de 16 anos de idade, que trava uma guerra com ele mesmo, em que os Senhor Monstro, tal como ele lhe chama, faz despertar dentro de si os seus desejos mais sombrios. Com uma data de regras impostas por ele próprio para tornar tudo mais alegre e manter o monstro sossegado.

Este livro passa-se alguns meses depois do anterior, e o Senhor Monstro e
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Dan Wells is a thriller and science fiction writer. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is he author of the Partials series (Partials, Isolation, Fragments, and Ruins), the John Cleaver series (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don't Want To Kill You), and a few others (The Hollow City, A Night of Blacker Darkness, etc). He was a Campbell nomine for best new w ...more
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“It's a pretty big shock to realise that the only people you can identify with are psychopathic killers.” 66 likes
“Feelings aren't good or bad. They're just weak or strong. Love, for example, is weak: someone loves you, you love them back, you're happy for a while, and then it fades away. But if one of those lovers betrays the other, then you have a real emotion - then you have something powerful, something that leaves a mark you'll never be rid of. Betrayal is the most delicious of all, but it takes a while to set it up, and fear can be just as intense if you know what you're doing.” 26 likes
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