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Deviant by Adrian McKinty
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Sep 04, 2012

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bookshelves: horror, literature-fiction, young-adult, advance-reading-copy-advance-uncorr

This was a book with a very slow start. In spite of the cryptic messages by “Indrid Cold” I felt myself a touch bored and a little irritated with this story about a burgeoning serial killer. It seemed to deal more with the problems of the various adolescents more than with the cat-killer at its center.

But the story slowly gathers steam as first the teenagers and then the authorities realize there is more going on than a psycho killing felines. While I guessed the identity of the serial slaughterer long before the students did, the book still managed to pull a surprise just before the final pages.

As a study in twisted psychosis, “Deviant” is far from perfect. But it manages to be suitably chilling in spots.

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Reading Progress

September 3, 2012 – Started Reading
September 4, 2012 – Shelved
September 4, 2012 – Shelved as: horror
September 4, 2012 – Shelved as: literature-fiction
September 4, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult
September 4, 2012 –
page 71
19.29% "They spent the entire break secretly texting each other. Danny had the feeling that Tom was also texting other kids too, perhaps letting them share in the conversation. He didn't mind. He'd been in enough schools to know that there were few secrets. He supposed it was like being on a ship; very soon, everybody knew everything about everybody else. The quicker the illusion of privacy got broken, the better."
September 4, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 7, 2012 – Shelved as: advance-reading-copy-advance-uncorr

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