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The teenage (and innocent) John Wayne Cleaver swears he is not the serial killer that has emerged in his small town--despite his grisly name and a series of unpleasant and eerie similarities. His fascination with the killer leads him to launch his own investigation of sorts-- one that leads him to the identity of the murderer. There are shades of Jeff Lindsay's darkly comic Dexter series, but John Allen Nelson is miscast. His female voices are grating caricatures, and he cannot become the protagonist--his voice is too deep, assured, and assertive even when the text suggests otherwise. A Tor hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 1).
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This dazzling, un-put-downable debut novel proves beyond a doubt that Dan Wells has the gift. His teenage protagonist is as chilling as he is endearing. More John Wayne Cleaver, please. (F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author)
The beauty of the prose, mixed with the depth of characterization, gives the haunting, first person narrative a human touch. Regardless of your age or your genre preferences, you will find this story both profound and enthralling. (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author)
Such an unusual, riveting story. This book is written from the viewpoint of a 15 year-old sociopath. Read morePublished 1 day ago by L. Lee
Not at all what I thought the book was going to be. Honestly, I couldn't even get myself to finish the book. It was too far out there for my tastes. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kellie Christopher
I was fully prepared to "like" or "love" this book. The idea of a serial killer using his wickedness to protect others - ala, I assume, Dexter - sounded like an interesting bit of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter S. Bradley
I love the insight into the mind of a serial killer, the interesting characters, and the melding of such disparate genres! Well-done!Published 1 month ago by Adam Drew Davis
The clear point of comparison for I Am Not A Serial Killer/John Cleaver is to Dexter, so let's start there. I like John better, as a character and a serial killer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sam J. Brougher
I don't usually read horror, but I'm a big fan of the Writing Excuses podcast that Dan Wells is on, so I had to give this story a try. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lindzee
A boy who believes that if he lets it all go, he will indeed become a serial killer. Pretty interesting concept. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reading with Cupcakes