Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Am NOT a Serial Killer--A review.

  This review is the same review I posted on Good Reads.

Wow. Simply put, Wow.
If you like suspense, if you like horror in any way, you will LOVE this book! This book kept me guessing the whole time.

First off, we have our main character, John Wayne Cleaver, a 15 year old boy, fighting off serial killer urges. He has a therapist, Dr. Neblin that he sees, to talk out his thoughts. John also has a set of rules that he follows, trying to fight off the killing urges.

But it is hard. His mother is a mortician. She prepares dead bodies all the time. At first, John helped, but not anymore. Mom forbade him to come in.

John shovels snow across the street for his neighbors. Nobody could have guessed. Not even me. Not in my wildest dreams.

I am going to leave you with a quote from the book. (The book is told in first person by John himself.

"Still, speculation was common and the theories grew wilder with time: maybe it was a drifter or a thrill killer;maybe it was a hit man harvesting organs for the black market; maybe it was a devilish cult that used the victims in unspeakable rituals. People wanted the explanation to be as big and flashy as the killings themselves, but the truth was far more terrifying: true terror doesn't come from giant monsters but from small, innocent-looking people. People like Mr. Crowley. People like me. You'll never see us coming."

If that doesn't want make you want to rush out and get the book, I don't know what will. Except it is very very good. All of the sudden, I am glad I don't live in Orem UT, anywhere near the author. Does Dan have a demon that he battles inside himself? Oooh. Crazy. I can't WAIT to get my hands on his second book. Oh, yes, I said it, this book is BOOK one in a trilogy. YES! YES! YES!!!!

Nobody is safe now.

Bwa! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

Added note:  Dan Wells also won an award at the Whitney awards that I attended. I also got to talk to his wife and sister-in-law, Erin.  Every one should ignore their dishes in the sink like I did, and go ahead and read this book. Now if you will excuse me, I have some dishes to wash now. :)
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From Tracie said...

I love skipping dishes for a great book! I'll have to check it out!

Debbie D said...

ooooh. Sounds so intriguing. Still trying to finish my other book (If only I couldn't be interrupted anymore!) Good reads are worth letting dust and dishes pile up :)

Mary Campbell said...

Great review and awesome excerpt. John Cleaver is so creepy - yet so endearing. Dan is a genius for being able to pull this book off.