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I Don't Want to Kill You (John Cleaver #3)

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Dan Wells introduced us to John Wayne Cleaver in the chilling novels I Am Not a Serial Killer and Mr. Monster. In I Don't Want to Kill You, Cleaver faces his toughest challenge yet.

John Wayne Cleaver has called a demon---literally called it on the phone---and challenged it to a fight. He's faced two monsters already, barely escaping with his life, and now he's done running
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by Tor Books (first published March 30th 2010)
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Jessica
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngadult, fantasy
I got so into this book that I burned off a chunk of my hair trying to read and use the blowdryer at the same time. I might take the chunk and mail it to Dan . . .

Because Dan is amazing. His brain just doesn't work like mine does. It's not that the whole serial killer thing worries me . . . if you ask around, you will probably find quite a few of your friends know random facts about serial killers, or Jack the Ripper, or true crimes. Who cares about that? What amazes me about Dan Wells is the i
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Lorelupin Acevedo
Debo decir que esta saga cada día me gusta más y que amo a Jhon Cleaver, se que es un sociopata y es creapy pero me gusta mucho y en este libro todavía más ya que vemos una parte de el que en los demás libros no se había tocado y que al menos yo creía que no podría pasar, desde que leí los primeros dos libros tenia muchísimas ganas de que saliera el tercero (son 6) y cuando salio me apresure para pedírselo a la editorial y no me equivoque al pedirlo ya que amo muchísimo esta historia.
Como en los
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María
Me ha gustado bastante. Los dos primeros libros de esta saga (?) me gustaron pero no me llegaron a convencer del todo. Este me ha gustado más y me da mucha pena que los demás libros de esta saga no estén traducidos al español (por lo menos yo no los he encontrado.
Sé que esta historia no me convencía antes ya que el protagonista no me llegaba a gustar. En esta novela me ha gustado mucho más. He llegado a entender más su forma de comportarse, aunque es verdad que no me gustaba como trataba a ciert
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First Read: ? - Sept. 3, 2012
Second Read: Sept. 10th, 2015 - Sept. 12th, 2015
Third Read: Oct. 30th - 31st, 2017

I don't even know how to process my reaction to this book. Wells kicks things up a notch for the (apparent) finale* of his "John Cleaver" series, but much of this book is actually dedicated to John's relationships to and with other people -- more than ever, John is forced to confront who and what he is and how others see him. It's incredible, it's gripping, and it's horrifying. And the
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Amar
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, read-in-2017
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Who the hell left this bowl of onions here!?

Šta reći o 3. dijelu serijala, a ne spoilati čitavu radnju.
Meni se priča i dalje stvarno dopada, John mi je i dalje drag lik i dokaz da ne postoje samo crni odnosno samo bijeli likovi. Iako je konkluzija Nikoga slabija nego u predhodnim dijelovima, prokleto sam se dobro proveo da bi šta utjecalo na ocjenu. Kraj me uhvatio nespremnog, ali je također dobar.
Zanima me kakva je "drugi dio " serijala.

Ocjena? Strašno subjektivnih 5*
Michael
I’m a little sad to think the John Cleaver series is now over. I was really enjoying the socially awkward teenage sociopath and his struggle through high school. While the supernatural twist was a good one, I really wanted to know more about John and his struggle with others and teenage urges. I wonder if there are more books like this.
Marvin
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I just finished the John Wayne Cleaver trilogy by Dan Wells and here is my ratings for each novel:

I An Not a Serial Killer: Four stars
Mr. Monster: Four and a half stars.
I Don't Want to Kill You: Five stars.

I listed my rating because this is what I think a trilogy should do. It should build on each book making the next one even better. You should never get the feeling that the author is just trying to finish it up or complete for the pay check. Dan Wells appears totally invested in each work. In
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Mike (the Paladin)
This is the third installment in the story of our intrepid sociopathic monster hunter/killer.

John has a trying life, as do those who care for him...or find themselves in their vicinity. For the first two books I fond these books very interesting. Here we got very involved in John trying to function in a world that he just doesn't get without seeming too weird, dangerous...frightening. After a while here I burned out on John's frustration. The story simply bogged down a bit in the middle. We've t
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Heidi Tighe
Apr 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book didn't scare me, which confuses me because it seems like it did many others, but it thrilled me, moved me, inspired me.

First, his characters: in addition to John Wayne Cleaver, who's a pretty unique fellow in and of himself, Wells creates amazing characters. He doesn't take shortcuts or rely on tropes and stereotypes. The voluptuous most popular girl at school? Guess what--she's not an empty-headed bimbo. She's smart, reflective, even wise. Wayne's mother is neither the denial-ridden,
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Carolyn  Storer
3.5 Stars

I have been waiting for 'I Don't Want To Kill You' for what feels like forever. I absolutely loved the first two 'John Cleaver' novels and just couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of the third and final book in this chilling trilogy. I cracked this baby open with great anticipation.

We meet John only a short time on from where 'Mr Monster' finished and there is another demon in town. This time it's after him. John has killed two of the demons friends and it wants revenge. John spends
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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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Other Books in the Series

John Cleaver (6 books)
  • I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)
  • Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2)
  • The Devil's Only Friend (John Cleaver, #4)
  • Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver, #5)
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'I feel ...' What do I feel?
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