I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver Books)
John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself,... show more
John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation.Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there’s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means.Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.Dan Wells’s debut novel is the first volume of a trilogy that will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.
Publish date: 2010-03-30
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Not necessarily what I expected, but amusing enough. The plot wasn't particularly surprising, but I didn't feel like quitting half way though, so that's something. Gonna read part two before deciding whether I like the characters or not.
John Wayne Cleaver is not your average teen-aged sociopath. Yes, he's had an obsession with serial killers since he learned at age eight about his accidental namesake John Wayne Gacy. He's above average in intelligence, and has a childhood history of bed-wetting, fascination with fire, and the tortu...
I... liked this?I did, actually. And the whole conceit of the protagonist being a sociopath is interesting, because you are left to root for and empathize with a character who has no empathy.But I will say for certain, when it was revealed that the killer was actually a monster, as in supernatural c...
Llevo un año escuchando de este libro, y recién la semana pasada pude conseguirlo. Dejé lo que estaba leyendo (una crónica muy aburrida acerca de todo lo que ocurría durante los años de la peste negra, menos la peste negra misma) y dediqué todo mi tiempo libre a devorar este libro.No es tan fabuloso...
Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight meets Dexter.