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Em Não Sou Um Serial Killer, ficámos a conhecer John Wayne Cleaver, um rapaz bem-comportado, tímido, reservado (e obcecado com a morte, mais especificamente com homicídios), que salvou a sua cidade de um assassino ainda mais aterrador que os serial killers que estuda obsessivamente. No entanto, como rapidamente descobre, até os demónios têm amigos, e o desaparecimento daquEm Não Sou Um Serial Killer, ficámos a conhecer John Wayne Cleaver, um rapaz bem-comportado, tímido, reservado (e obcecado com a morte, mais especificamente com homicídios), que salvou a sua cidade de um assassino ainda mais aterrador que os serial killers que estuda obsessivamente. No entanto, como rapidamente descobre, até os demónios têm amigos, e o desaparecimento daquele que John matou atraiu outro monstro ao condado de Clayton. As suas vítimas vão aparecendo na casa mortuária onde John trabalha, e ele tenta resolver o mistério, uma vez mais. Desta vez, contudo, há uma diferença: John já provou o sabor da morte, e a parte mais escura da sua personalidade pode descontrolar-se, com consequências imprevisíveis mas muito perigosas. Ninguém em Clayton estará seguro se John não conseguir derrotar estes dois adversários tremendos: o demónio desconhecido que tem de caçar, e o seu próprio demónio interior - a criatura sedenta de sangue a que ele chama «Senhor Monstro»…...

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ISBN : 9789896661229
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Number of Pages : 264 Pages
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Senhor Monstro Reviews

  • Miranda Reads
    2018-10-25 18:40

    It's a pretty big shock to realise that the only people you can identify with are psychopathic killers.We continue the story of quasi-serial killer John Wayne Cleaver, who despite bearing the name of two serial killers and a murder weapon, is determinedly not going to give in to impulse to become a murderer...though he may bend the rules for some truly monstrous people.The demon from the first story? He had friends. And one of those friends just came knocking at the door. As the disappearances mount, John knows he must deal with the creature. But how can he be expected to fight a demon? He has no idea what the creature looks like or how it can kill...but with every plot to kill the monster, he comes closer to unleashing a true monster - himself.This sequel holds its ground. John is equal parts adorable and disturbing - and I just love his mother's obsession with keeping him grounded and normal. It's so sweet to see how much she cares and wants him to live a happy life (minus the whole wanting-to-kill-people thing). Love this series and can't wait for it to continue!

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2018-10-21 02:24

    This book is a bit hard to rate...and review. ***Please note***: I AM ASSUMING YOU HAVE READ I Am Not A Serial Killer which is the first volume of this "story". THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR THAT BOOK HERE.I find many things about this/these book(s) interesting and well done. I also find a lot about (especially this one) objectionable. The books attempt to walk the lines between slasher/horror/urban fantasy. The first book follows John as he struggles with his own "verging" sociopathy. He has always been fascinated by death (of course since he has grown up working on corpses in a mortuary...). Then a serial killer goes to work in his town. John (quick description of first book) sets out to track down the killer in an attempt to find a way to feed his sociopathy, without killing his mother or someone else...and he does it. At that point the book takes a hard turn into a different kind of horror (serial killer stories can be their own kind of horror). John discovers that the killer isn't human. His neighbor is what John dubs a demon...John has killed a demon, which melts into a disgusting goo.This book picks up with John and his mother (who knows some of John's struggle and is the only other person to have seen the "demon") trying to live their lives. Things are hard for John, he may be slipping more. It doesn't help that mom is trying her best to deny what happened. John holds himself together by living according to a strict set of rules...never hurt an animal, never hurt a person, avoid confrontation, etc. The book has a lot of positives. While the general plot idea isn't new the idea of using a budding sociopath/psychopath who is constantly struggling not to lose control as a protagonist is pretty new. The story is good I found it absorbing. I will at least consider following up (later) with the next book.Unfortunately the book also has a LOT (in my opinion) of negatives. It takes off very slowly. This is a short book and at that it's a bit too long. Too much pointless detail (as opposed to relevant detail), too long setting up the story, we get a lot of "what's gone before". More than we really needed I think.We also get a lot of pointless "gross out". There is one long passage describing an embalming that has nothing to do with the story. I assume it's supposed to be helping us see MORE of John's struggle. But it really doesn't. It simply gives an excuse to tell us how morticians go about keeping the eye sockets from sinking in...how they embalm the body cavity...how to use a trocar...what to do with all the bagged organs...on and on and on. Okay maybe that gave us some info...but we get another embalming later of a victim that tells us a lot of the same things. I skipped and skimmed a lot of this one.I won't mention anything that will tip the plot or be a spoiler, but I found a lot negatives about this book and almost rated it much lower. Some of the things that bothered me may not bother others (though that kind of worries me. I feel almost the same way about the Dexter books. I only read the first of those...I can't get into long loving descriptions of graphic murders etc.)...So, pretty good story...3 stars, barely.********************* SPOILER BELOW LINE **************** Throughout the book we get descriptions of John's dreams of killing the girl he likes...slowly and graphically. This book rests a lot on what I called above "the Gross out factor". I don't care for it, it puts me off and I considered not completing the book. The plot revolves around ancient beings who are still around. For some reason most of these old beings who were thought of as deities or demons seem also to be fairly cold blooded and homicidal. So the "demon killer" motif is fairly interesting. For me a lot will depend on how much gore I'm willing to put up with. As I said, I skipped and skimmed a lot of this book.

  • Gus
    2018-10-29 02:40

    Esta reseña NO contiene spoilers.Bien hecho, Dan Wells. MUY bien hecho.No soy el señor monstruo es la segunda parte de No soy un serial killer y OH GOD, QUÉ SEGUNDA PARTE. Como es lógico, no puedo decir mucho porque #spoilers, pero si quieren saber mi opinión, continúen leyendo.PERSONAJESSin dudas puedo afirmar que el fuerte de esta saga son los personajes. Dan Wells hace un trabajo increíble al construir a cada uno de ellos, pero John se roba el escenario por mucho. Lo que vale la pena destacar es la psicología de este personaje y la manera en que su mente se desarrolla y se va distorsionando lentamente en su lucha contra el Señor Monstruo. Ver cómo de a poco John es traicionado por su propia conciencia es algo muy interesante, al igual que observar la forma en que intenta mantenerse a raya y controlarse a sí mismo para no hacer nada malo. Los personajes secundarios también son un aporte muy bien logrado. Dan puede ir de crear a un psicópata, a presentarte dos páginas después a un adolescente común y corriente, y que aún así ambos sean creíbles y reales. WORLD BUILDINGNo sabía si incluir la construcción del mundo a la reseña o no porque en realidad todo está ambientado en nuestro mundo. Finalmente decidí hacerlo, porque si bien tenemos a personajes reales en escenarios reales, también contamos con cierto aspecto extraño (que conocerán si leyeron el primer libro) que convierte al corriente pueblo de Clayton en algo extraordinario. Si bien lo que vimos hasta este punto es solo un pequeño porcentaje de lo que se nos presentará a continuación, creo que de momento Dan fue capaz de establecer unas bases muy fuertes para su mundo y que dejan entender vagamente hacia dónde quiere llevarnos con todo esto. Y dejenme decirles, estoy emocionado porque así sea.ESCRITURAOtro punto positivo. Dan Wells, estrellita dorada y trofeo por escritura ADICTIVA.Leí este libro en menos de 24hs. Puede ser que a algunos no les sorprenda, pero eso en mí es extraño. Fue cuestión de tomar este libro y a partir de ese momento no poder soltarlo ni dejar de pensar en él. El autor tiene la capacidad de crear ese factor de suspenso e intriga que impide que dejes el libro y provoque la muy peligrosa frase de "Un capítulo más"Cuando leí Partials del mismo autor, sentí que no aportaba nada que me hiciera querer leer sin descanso. Los capítulos eran largos y aburridos, y las páginas tardaban años en pasar. Es por eso que estoy tan encantado y sorprendido con estos libros. Porque luego de haber perdido cierta esperanza de que los libros de Dan me gusten, la saga de John Cleaver llegó y me demostró que estaba equivocado. Eso para mí tiene un gran, GRAN mérito.EXPECTATIVAS¿Qué espero de No quiero matarte? Bueno, primero que nada comprarlo *cuak*Mis expectativas a estas alturas son considerablemente altas. Juzgando por lo que vi en estos dos primeros libros, estoy convencido de que esta saga no va a hacer más que mejorar. Estoy muy emocionado por leer qué es lo que pasa a continuación y qué tiene en mente Dan Wells para el destino de estos personajes. Espero también que sigamos viendo escenas crudas y explícitas, porque eso hace a esta saga tan única y diferente. Pero principalmente, estoy ansioso por conocer más profundamente a John y por saber qué hay en su cabeza. Como dije, la psicología de este personaje me parece el punto principal y más atractivo de estos libros, así que me emociona ver cómo eso va a desarrollarse próximamente. CONCLUSIÓNNo soy el señor monstruo es una segunda parte muy fuerte. En mi opinión superó al primero con creces y me mostró un lado de la literatura juvenil más sangrienta, explícita y adulta que ciertamente me sorprendió. Planeo sin dudas continuar con los siguientes libros, así que esperen las respectivas reseñas próximamente.Se preguntarán, sin embargo, por qué no le di 5 estrellas. Un solo motivo.Creo que en varias ocasiones los personajes tenían diálogos bastante problemáticos y cuestionables. Se tocan temas muy sensibles en varias partes del libro y creo que no siempre se hace de la mejor manera, lo cual puede llegar a ofender o chocar a más de una persona. Es por eso que les daría a estos libros un trigger warning. No es para todo el mundo.En conclusión, esta fue una novela que me sorprendió y me gustó bastante. Les recomiendo esta saga si buscan algo que sea capaz de dejarles los pelos de punta. Se los aseguro, pasa en más de una ocasión.

  • Annalisa
    2018-10-22 20:17

    "Trust me, from one sociopath to another: if you don't understand the reason for something, it's always love."What fascinated me in I Am Not A Serial Killer is learning about antiosocial personality disorder, discovering the world of morticians, and more than anything rooting for a boy struggling with his sociopathic tendencies and his need to be good. But none of that was fascinating for me here.When it wasn't repetitive or bland (all those "oh my gosh"es and first dates screamed Mormon author), it was darker. The embalming scene in here wasn't about getting the right liquid into veins, but about a real decomposing body that grossed me out a little. The sociopathic struggles were about pyromania and harming animals that made me question whether John should be locked up. And this villain carried out some truly sick and squeamish tortures, but he was the kind of villain I expected in the first one.I was starting to question why I liked John Wayne Cleaver or his adventures, and once again, I wasn't sure I bought into the leap into the supernatural, but wouldn't you know, by the end I wanted to root for John again and I was happy with the turn of events, and more than anything, there was a great hook introducing a pattern for the series. And now I kind of want to know about John's next big adventure. I was so sure I was done with the series, but you had to hook me in the end, didn't you, Wells? And now I want to keep reading.

  • Amar
    2018-10-28 23:22

    Iako mi je prvi dio za dlaku bio bolji, kvalitativno su u istom rangu. Zaista fantastičan nastavak.Dok smo u prvom dijelu imali cat and mouse game, u ovom dijelu se više bavimo samim Johnom, njegovim mračnim mislima (iako je duboko dole jako dobra osoba) i kako Mr. Mosnter polako počinje vladati nad njim, iako se John bori protiv toga. Kada se u Clayton pojavljuje novi ubojica, to ne ide baš u korist samog Johna, nego više njegovoj sociopatskoj strani, Monesteru. Priča liči malo na neki mix Supernaturala i Dextera, što možda mnogima može zasmetati, ali meni baš godi. Kraj knjige obećava veoma dobar 3. dio.4.5*

  • [Name Redacted]
    2018-11-03 18:26

    FIRST READ: Aug. 10 - 13, 2012SECOND READ: Sep. 4 - 7, 2015THIRD READ: Oct. 27 - 28, 2017Once again, wow.I blazed through this one over the course of a weekend -- it would have been a single day but I had to visit a local Scandinavian festival with friends and then finish my slideshow for tomorrow's lesson. This volume is even darker, even more gruesome than the first, as John's "heroic" actions from I Am Not A Serial Killer take on a twisted life of their own. The darkness within John is getting stronger and hungrier even as strives to be as "normal" humanly possible. He tries dating, he tries going to school events, but he also finds himself rationalizing the breaking of his all-important rules -- at first in small ways, and then in larger ways. I was reminded throughout of Peter Gabriel's "Digging In The Dirt": Something in me, dark and stickyAll the time it's getting strongNo way of dealing with this feelingCan't go on like this too longThis time you've gone too farThis time you've gone too farThis time you've gone too farI told you... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5fOvc...Like the previous volume, this book contains one of those "Oh-good-gravy-why-do-the-publishers-insist-on-marketing-this-as-YA?" moments that occurs within the narrative but is somehow tangential to it, making it all the more horrifying and all the more stunning. As with the same sort of moment in the previous novel, I simply didn't see this one coming and actually had to walk away from the book for a couple hours to get my bearings. Dan Wells certainly knows how to craft a story, and the man definitely knows how to bring you into the world of the protagonist without forcing you to feel that you ARE the protagonist. Which is good, because Wells does not glorify or romanticize sociopathy and psychopathy -- John is not a character any halfway-sane person would ever want to be or be around and his heroism is either accidental or part of a larger overcompensation. Every time he "wins" he's actually losing, even when he doesn't notice it at first. And, as with the previous novel (and the film "The Aviator", actually) there were several scenes which led me to feel all the more acutely my own disorders -- a frightening sort of feeling, as though something had been rubbed raw.

  • Emm ❤
    2018-11-12 00:33

    This review and other odd-shaped monsters on Blood Red Velvet.About a year ago I made the chance discovery of Wells' other novel, The Hollow City, which I have honestly not been able to find an equal of in its unique concoction of genres. A novel with zero flaws in my eyes. So of course what had I to do but to read literally everything else Wells had written? And absolutely *zero* of his books have been a disappointment, or even below a solid four-out-of-five stars.I've read all of the John Cleaver series I can get my pseudo-human claws on. While they all have their own unique personality, none of them outdo Mr. Monster.Massively addictive and perfecting on the blend of dark comedy, mystery and psychological horror the first established, it's nothing short of awesome.Creeping distress as another string of murders crop up in Clayton, this time even more calculated and evil in nature. I have to say, what practically forces this novel to stand out as a horror work is the scenes in the killer's house towards the finale. As I don't know where to begin without spoiling the trauma for you, it seems like an innocent house but only as far as the foyer. The further into the house they go, the madder and bloodier it gets. And for those who have had the pleasure to read this already, did you notice some of the minute details in the scene where John first sees the kitchen..? *shudder*Darker, grimier and more stylish than the book before, Mr. Monster is what really establishes the John Cleaver series as one of the best mysteries I've ever had the good fortune to discover.

  • Erin
    2018-10-18 00:41

    Mr. Monster, the sequel to I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells, was scarily addicting. It’s a story about a sixteen-year-old sociopath, at war with himself over giving into his darker urges or doing right and acting normal. And while this sounds creepy and weird, the mystery of the story and the development of John’s character make for a fascinating read. Also, it’s impossible to put down.Continuing a few months after I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster delves even deeper into John’s sociopathic tendencies. He let out the monster inside him to battle the demon-serial killer in the first book, and now that monster doesn’t want to go back into his cage. The book is both a journey through the mystery, and also a roller coaster ride on John’s emotions and actions. Will he give in? Will Mr. Monster take control, leaving John in the back seat?With so many characters’ destinies riding on John’s actions, particularly the women in his life, this book was frightening at times. You’re terrified of John and what he might do, and at the same time inevitably drawn to him, wanting him to succeed and do the right thing. You almost enter a love-hate relationship with the two sides of his personality. While John is human and somewhat normal, Mr. Monster also has attractive, while definitely creepy, qualities. And you can’t completely hate the monster inside him, because you know it will be crucial in saving John’s life, and those around him.The only bad part about this book: waiting for the next one.

  • María
    2018-10-30 23:22

    La verdad es que no sé que decir sobre este libro ya que no me sorprende ni positivamente ni negativamente.No creo que sea una mala historia, pero sí es cierto que me da la sensación de que el autor se va un poco por las ramas a veces. Me hubiera gustado que se centrara más en la acción ya que la parte final se me ha hecho súper corta en comparación con el resto del libro.Otra de las cosas que me fallan sobre la saga/trilogía (creo que hay más de 3 libros) de John Cleaver es que se descubre enseguida quien es el asesino y no me intriga mucho. Tampoco me llega a convencer el hecho de que haya elementos sobrenaturales en la novela, ya que me cuesta mucho más meterme en la novela.No logro conectar con el protagonista por mucho que lo intente (supongo que debería considerarlo algo bueno xD jajaja y creo que esto ya lo dije en la reseña del primer libro) y esto también dificulta que me llegue a enganchar el libro.Aunque parece que sólo le saco fallos al libro, creo que realmente está bien, pero supongo que me hubiera interesado más si fuera destinado para un público más adulto y si se quitara todo lo sobrenatural.Tanto el primer libro como este me han gustado lo mismo xD, pero espero que el tercero me guste más.Le voy a dar 3.5 estrellas.

  • Alexis Steven
    2018-11-13 21:38

    “Es una gran sorpresa darte cuenta de que las únicas personas con las que te puedes identificar son asesinos psicópatas.”Esta secuela pudo haberse ganado las cinco estrellas fácilmente, pero tiene un inicio más bien torpe, lo cual arruina las cosas un poco. Sin embargo, luego toma un rumbo inesperado que no puedo más que alabar, yo al leer la sinopsis imaginé algo similar que el primer libro, un nuevo asesino perseguido por un sociópata, bueno, por John, pero no, es algo más calculado y mucho más adictivo. Me gustó mucho y me sorprendió favorablemente, lo cual me provoca recomendarlo, sin duda si ya leyeron el primer libro no se pueden quedar sin leer esta secuela, es igual de bueno que el primero, tal vez mejorEs maravillosa la forma en que el autor construye esta historia poniéndonos en la piel de un sociópata diagnosticado, es algo que no encuentras en cualquier libro, ya que no diario se lee una historia narrada por alguien perturbado. Es especial e inolvidable. Los traumas del protagonista son también los del lector.

  • Kaisa
    2018-11-01 00:17

    I can't help but love these books. Already with the first book, I knew that I'd enjoy whatever Dan Wells threw at me, but seriously, these books are like crack to me now.I love John Cleaver because he's a sociopath with morals. That kind of main character is hard to beat.The only negative thing I have to say is that I'm not pleased with the end. It felt too abrupt and inconclusive. Of course, it's not the last book in the series, so it's not supposed to be completely conclusive, but what I mean is that I wanted more out of Brooke than what I got. I wanted more out of the stranger in the walls. (Seriously, this author had me caring about two female characters that were hardly in the book. (Radha and Wall-Woman) That is talent, my friends)Really, the only reason I'm bitching is that I want these books to be longer.. Because they're so awesome.I can't bring myself to read the last book just yet. I don't want it to end.Please don't let it end.

  • Leandro Cassetta
    2018-10-22 20:27

    4.5/5 Me encanto y mucho más que el primero. Pero el problema es que no lo sentí muy memorable!

  • Javi
    2018-11-08 02:24

    In the second book of the series, young John Cleaver continues to battle the forces of evil...both inside of him and out in the world. He does his best to stick to his list of rules that should help prevent him from becoming a serial killer, even if that is all he knows would actually make him feel fully alive. He struggles to communicate with the rest of society because he's got no empathy but he tries, and he tries hard. But in this book, *something* is taunting him, marking him, inviting him to embrace who he is...and that something is also seeking answers and revenge, all developing straight away from the first book plot line. This book was way more disturbing than the first one, there was an evident escalation in the level of violence and it got pretty graphic. Despite it all, it was a quick and entertaining read. By the way, this book wouldn't work out for you if you decide to read it as a stand alone- I recommend everyone to begin with the first one.

  • Rui Monteiro
    2018-11-13 21:26

    segundo livro lido, continua com o seu humor sarcástico, uma escrita brilhante, ótimos pormenores sobre as casas mortuárias.

  • Rachel Ramirez
    2018-10-24 02:22

    Mr. Monster is different from its predecessor, I am Not a Serial Killer, as it gives me a good kind of mixed feelings. With I am Not a Serial Killer, I felt like I was on a wild ride where I didn't know what to expect. In Mr. Monster, Mr. Wells takes us on a wild ride where we don't know which aspect of John Wayne Cleaver's personalities we're dealing with as both are wide awake and fighting for control of his psyche. A good example of me feeling dual feelings is when John goes on his first date. We saw John date a girl we were introduced to in the first book that he actually likes. His mom wants him to date her because it will help him be more normal while his best friend is like "Dude. The second prettiest girl in school is hot for you... You go for it!" This part of the story made me happy yet concerned for him; it has always been a struggle for him to balance his desires and thoughts so adding a stressor like dating to someone who doesn't feel like others do is hard. Trying to find another serial killer from another realm while dating is down right nerve wracking (for anybody). I feel the differences made this book stand out on its own and I was overall happy to not be disappointed in this sequel to this series.If I’m honest though the book wasn’t perfect as there were a few errors that an editor should have caught. For example, on page 247 there was a mistype in a sentence. The sentence I’m talking about is “He took my by the arm and pulled me toward the stairs.” This is the beginning sentence in the 5th paragraph so it’ll probably be the most noticeable to readers. Hopefully the next book doesn’t have these issues.I give this book a 4.75 because of the errors but have rounded to 5 because I feel the story is strong enough to make up for those mistakes.

  • Suna
    2018-10-26 00:14

    4.5Me gustó mucho más que el primero y ese final me dejó con muchas ganas de seguir con la serie

  • Jared
    2018-10-26 20:30

    I am going to review Mr. Monster by Dan Wells.In the interest of full honesty, Dan and I don’t go way back, nor are we even Christmas card friends. We met a few years ago and have barely talked since (not out of any animosity). However, the circumstance was just unusual enough that I remember him and he remembers me. He’s an accomplished author and I’m an aspiring one.And that’s all there is to that.Now on to his book.I read I Am Not a Serial Killer, also by him and the first in his John Cleaver trilogy, about six or so months ago. He came and guest-taught a class I was taking from his pal, Brandon Sanderson. Yes, that Brandon Sanderson. Attending BYU has its perks. I won a copy of IANASK because I could name more fictional serial killers than anyone else in the class.It’s a talent.I read the entire book that night.Here’s the review, of both books.Dan Wells has accomplished something that no other author I have ever read has done. Not even Stephen King has gotten into the mind of evil vs. good so well. Dan has struck deep into the heart of sociopathy and deftly and masterfully takes his reader on a journey to sympathy and love of a sociopathic character.John Wayne Cleaver, the young protagonist of these books, is this sociopath. He has all of the characteristics and signal behaviors of a person who will likely become a serial killer. John is obsessed with serial killers and death. He cannot empathize with other people at all. He has grim, dark, very disturbing fantasies and images flit through his head and heart.And John is the good guy.John doesn’t want to hurt people, due entirely to the fact that he wants to hurt people so much. He knows how he would totally subjugate his mother, the girl he likes and many others. But he has made rules because that dark side of him simply must not be allowed to come out. He knows it is wrong.That is where the magic sparks and burns in these books. This incredible, deep, stunning, inner conflict of John’s drives every moment of the story. Because the conflict is so fierce and constantly present, the pace is blistering.In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John realizes that he knows more than anyone in town about finding and stopping the serial killer that has just started a wave of murders in Clayton County. What he doesn’t expect is the spoiler I will not reveal, but the story cooks right along and you just cannot put this book down.John’s unique and constant isolation, alienation, and battle, along with the excellent prose and storytelling make I Am Not a Serial Killer one of the most original books I’ve ever read. Interestingly, it stands next to Elantris, written by Dan Wells’ good friend Brandon Sanderson, as easily one of the most startlingly original books I’ve ever read.Now, onto Mr. Monster. This book picks up soon after the end of the first one. But in order to succeed at stopping the bad guy in IANASK, John had to let loose his dark, murderous side: Mr. Monster. Mr. Monster wants to inflict pain. He wants the control that causing pain, fear, despair and death will give him. He needs that release.But John won’t allow Mr. Monster to run rampant. He is doing all he can to allow small, harmless releases, and it seems like this is doing the job, but then more killings happen. And as John seems to not realize what he is doing, Mr. Monster begins to seize control. As a reader, I could see it. Dan did this so well; it was clear that he had worked hard to strike the right tone and balance.As he tries to find the new killer, beginning to lose the fight to contain Mr. Monster, suddenly having a social life, and then realizing something new and terrifying about this new killer, John’s life seems to spiral more out of control.And then the last third of the book roars out of the perfect set-up of the previous chapters. Dan crafted the. perfect. ending. In the middle of the book I worried, “John’s becoming what he is trying to resist. He’s letting go too much. There’ll be no going back soon. How’s Dan going to finish this without me terrified of and hating John and what he has become?”I won’t give it away, but it’s awesome. Easily one of the best endings in all of my reading. I am slathering on the praise, but you will know what I’m talking about. Especially if you’re a male and were once a teenager who loved battle and fantasy books.It is emotionally devastating and powerful all at once. Not just the ending, but the entire book.And to finish it all up, the prose is excellent.In conclusion, Mr. Monster will carry you into the mind and soul of a young man whose sociopathic tendencies wage constant war on the veneer of a normal world that he has painstakingly constructed. The deft storytelling and characterization make the journey that John Cleaver takes both chilling and beautiful. This is a must read.I give 5/5 stars to both of these books. This is rare for me.

  • Chester Dean
    2018-11-13 22:36

    El primer libro me gustó mucho porque tocaba constantemente el tema de asesinos seriales (y a mí me causan fascinación) y aunque hubo un giro en la historia que me medio decepcionó, al final me terminó gustando mucho. Además, había escuchado que el segundo libro era aún mejor y que me gustaría más, así que tenía muchas ganas de por fin leerlo. Pero mi amigo Yorch me había medio decepcionado con su opinión sobre el libro, así que no sabía qué esperar de él.Ésta es la continuación de "No soy un serial killer" de la trilogía "John Cleaver". John es un adolescente clínicamente diagnosticado como sociópata, y que después de que sucedieran varios asesinatos en su pequeño pueblo, él comenzó a investigar y a verse inmiscuido (ya que también tenía una fijación un tanto insana con los asesinos seriales y que hubiera uno en su propio pueblo le causaba emoción). El segundo libro comienza justo donde se quedó el primer libro, con el pequeño pueblo de Clayton por fin disfrutando que el asesino no había vuelto a matar, pero el canto de victoria fue un poco prematuro, ya que comenzaron a haber unos nuevos asesinatos y aunque éstos no se parecían en nada a los del primer asesino, las personas querían creer que eran ocasionados por la misma persona (aunque John sabía la verdad). Él era el único que sabía a ciencia cierta que éstos asesinatos no podían haber sido realizados por la misma persona, pero no descartaba que podrían estar relacionados, la pregunta era ¿cómo?En ésta ocasión podemos ver cómo John está más apegado a su lado oscuro al cual llama el Señor Monstruo. El Señor Monstruo son todos esos instintos asesinos que John tiene en su interior pero que sabe que son malos, así que vive con reglas más estrictas para no dejarlo salir, para que el Señor Monstruo no tome el control sobre John. El primero libro me lo devoré en el transcurso de unas 24 horas, y aunque no tardé mucho en acabar éste segundo, siento que no lo leí con tanto entusiasmo como leí el primero, el cual realmente me gustó mucho, y al cual creo sí le llegué a dar las cinco estrellas y hasta estuvo en mi top de libros favoritos del año pasado. Pero con la continuación, en cambio, sólo le dí tres estrellas. Sigue siendo una lectura buena (a mi parecer) pero sin la magia que sentí con el primer libro. No soy el Señor Monstruo comenzó realmente a atraparme más o menos a la mitad de la historia, cuando el misterio se hace cada vez más grande y más palpable para el lector, cuando va por fin tomando forma y comienzan a dar algunas respuestas. Y otra cosa que me gustó mucho de éste libro, es que es como que dos escalas más oscuro que No soy un serial killer, ya que podemos leer sobre casos de tortura y no se censuran al describirlos. También amé lo peculiar del villano, siento que pudieron desarrollarlo un poco más, ya que lo que lo hace "especial" casi no se muestra en la historia, y es realmente increíble. Me encantó. Y algo que me dio mucha gracia, es que durante la primera mitad del libro no estaba muy segura de que terminara con ganas de leer el tercero, y en eso leo la última línea y ¡BAM! Ahora siento que NECESITO leerlo ya. Me dejó enganchada e intrigada, amé esa última línea. Así que sí, definitivamente leeré el siguiente libro. Y también les recomiendo leer No soy un serial killer y No soy el señor monstruo, ya que es una muy buena trilogía de horror para adolescentes. Excelente para comenzar a incursionar en éste género, además de que se lee súper rápido, y se va agilizando con cada página.

  • Lisa
    2018-10-21 22:28

    Dan Wells has certainly done his homework. He pulled me in with I Am Not A Serial Killer, his first look at John Wayne Cleaver, his well-named sociopath (named for both John Wayne Gacy and a weapon). While the first novel explored the relationship between John's good side and "Mr. Monster," his twisted inner demon, this latest novel delves much farther into John's relationship with his own psychosis. As someone who's always been a little fascinated with serial killers (I've stopped reading the true crime genre but still enjoy thrillers), John is an interesting anti-hero: he wants to be good, but he has to fight himself for the privilege, and he doesn't have any of the usual rewards for being good that the rest of the populace have since he doesn't have positive emotions. We see his anger and fear reactions later in the book, but he really doesn't experience love or other positive emotions like most people do. John's war with Mr. Monster, as well as his interactions with other characters (his mother, aunt, sister, first crush, other kids at school, and an FBI agent he talks to about the murders occurring in town) reveal a lot about his mental state. Wells has done a brilliant job capturing not only a young mind, but a young sociopathic mind in turmoil. Well done!

  • Marvin
    2018-11-06 22:16

    So I Am Not a Serial Killer had that abrupt turnaround that put off everyone and disrupted the flow of the book. Get over it. It was still a very creative story that managed to turn a creepy kid into a 15 year old antihero for our ambivalent generation. The secret is out for number two of the trilogy. It is even in the Goodreads description of Mr. Monster. This series is a supernatural thriller with a would-be teenaged serial killer in the driver's seat.Now the question is; Can Mr. Wells successfully combine the psychological suspense of a teenager bent on killing with the pulpish horror of homicidal demons? Yes and he does it very well. John Wayne Cleaver continues his maniacal coming-of-age dilemma even as another killer shows up in Clayton County. There is a big surprise in the middle of this novel too. However it fits into the frame of the plot and doesn't leave that "WTF!" feeling like the first one did. I really like the development of John Wayne Cleaver as he struggles with his own personal demons and there is a very satisfying lead-in to the last book of the trilogy which I will be diving into as soon as my fingers stop typing. I rated the first book as four stars so I'll give this novel a very healthy four and a half.

  • Cheryl
    2018-10-28 22:21

    Don't read this book until you've read I Am Not a Serial Killer. You really need to know the background story in Book 1 of this series to fully understand it.That said, I did like this book. It started out a bit slow, focusing more on John's personal life than the mystery. Once the bodies were discovered, the pace really took off. The supernatural element from the first book is continued here. I found this book more emotionally distrubing than the first one, mainly because of the descriptions at the killer's "torture house." Definitely not for the squeamish! The strongest part of the story are the characters, especially John. You really want him to overcome his personal demons. I will be reading the next book in this quirky series.

  • Alex Salmeron
    2018-10-24 21:16

    Bueno si, el misterio de los asesinatos es bueno y todo, pero lo mejor del libro DEFINITIVAMENTE es la pelea psicologica del protagonista con sigo mismo por no convertirse en un asesino. John Wayne Clever es un personaje SUMAMENTE interesante, pero aveces da miedo leer sus pensamientos. Definitivamente seguire leyendo la saga.AY POR CIERTO! YO SHIPEO A JOHN Y BROKE <3

  • Ulises Estrada
    2018-11-01 00:26

    Ok esta saga se esta poniendo cada vez mas interesante pero sin duda lo mejor son sus personajes en especial la evolucion del protagonista atravez de los libros no puedo esperar para ver que mas ocurrira con el.

  • Kelsey
    2018-10-20 00:41

    This is wrong. This is exactly what I've always wanted, and exactly what I've always wanted to avoid.I can't tell my dreams from my nightmares.Dang it, Dan Wells. I got other books to read. Places to be. Emotions to not be spent on fictional cats that may or may not be dead. At least I tore through this in two sittings.Shooooot this is was so much more emotionally charged than the last and I loved it for that. Seriously, IS this YA? We're sorta pushing it. Lots of uncomfortable and creepy moments that were scarier than the last's (get me out of this hoooouuuse), John is getting increasingly concerning every time we push him, and the book is growing into its awkward humour so my reactions are less pained smirks and more actual laughs. Anything with Brooke and John had me smiling to myself. Also this:"You've got me," I said. "I killed Dr. Neblin. With an axe. Dipped in poison.""Very cute," he said, still unsmiling, "but no one is accusing you of killing Dr. Neblin.""Most people don't use poison," I said, ignoring him, "because they think a big axe blade can do the job on its own. And they're right, but I say they have no style.""What are you doing?""Confessing," I said. "Isn't that what you want?""Dr. Neblin wasn't killed with an axe.""Then it's a good thing I put that poison on there."However my experience got a good ol dent in it around the last third, when it finally dawned on me: ahhh, okay, yeah, this is one of those casually sexist books where the female characters can only fill the roles that classical casually sexist media says they can. Such as Mom, Love Interest, Hot Popular Girl With Boobs, Battered Spouse #2 (now with extra denial, self-pity, and tears!), Torture Victims turned Murder Victims, and idk, Cool Aunt? I really liked that his mom and Margaret ran the mortuary together, but then I had to be reminded that it was John's dad that finally made them credible and successful. Puke. Hashtag do better, or whatever.Anyways. Aaaanyways. The structuring of the first book distinctly reminded me of a pilot episode (hard twist, neat-enough ending that anticipates a series cancellation, condensed character arc that'll mirror the rest of the season's trajectory) and this one was an episode further in the season. New characters = the baddie. Monster of the week. Correlation between A plot and B plot. Also short and sweet. It's clean, my dude. It's so clean.Couple odd moments in this one, though. Did Max forget everything John told him in the last book? Why didn't John just fess up about Mkhai once he knew that, uh, The Villain and him understood who Crowley was? What was significance of the tissue gas? These are kinda small things that I'd probably disregard in a bigger book (except the Max situation. SERIOUSLY, MAX. WHY ARE YOU HERE.) but after all the tied loose ends in the last book, these seem especially noticeable.Whatever. Still really incredible and fascinating and occasionally jarring (THE PERSON IN THE WALL, I JUST, WHAT THE FUCK?!). John is falling further and further into that nice little corner of "morally ambiguous character that you love to hate" and the story keeps testing him. I swear it's Dan who often mentions on Writing Excuses that he loves setting up a good moral dilemma. Well that's definitely obvious and I'm 100% here for it. Third book is a distinct possibility in my future. Now we've gone FULL BUFFY.

  • Gabe
    2018-10-18 18:20

    Si alguien leyó mi reseña de No Soy un Serial Killer recordará que mi único problema real yacía en el elemento sobrenatural del mismo. Ya no. No Soy el Señor Monstruo retoma la vida de John Wayne Cleaver, nuestro amigable sociópata juvenil del vecindario luego de los eventos de la anterior entrega. John se encuentra lidiando con una parte de sí mismo que soltó durante la caza del asesino de Clayton, así como con su vida familiar y su extraño y alarmente interés por Brooke, su vecina. Obviamente el pueblo no se iba a quedar tranquilo, y nuevos asesinatos comienzan a ocurrir, que se relacionan de alguna manera con el Asesino de Clayton. John deberá resolver esta intriga y no dejar que su Sr. Monstruo se apodere de él en el camino. Como dije antes, esta entrega completamente despejó mis dudas sobre el elemento sobrenatural de la saga. Aquí es donde ésta es un elemento importantísimo para el desarrollo de la mente criminal, cuasi análogo al anhelo de muerte de un asesino serial. Dan Wells sigue desarrollando en teorías criminológicas y otorgando datos espeluznantes pero muy interesantes a su vez. John también ha crecido, y sus monólogos internos ya no son tan austeros, sus miedos son más palpables y su determinación es mucho más fuerte. En esta entrega los personajes secundarios son mucho más irrelevantes, salvo Brooke que sigue siendo su principal motivación, y el novio de Lauren, Curt, que toma juego en dos momentos claves que desestabilizan la estructura mental de John y reafirman sus ideales. El otro personaje destacable, igual que en la entrega pasada es el asesino. Sus motivaciones son desconocidas hasta que se revela finalmente, y sus juegos mentales son excelentes, llevando a John directo a su trampa. A su vez, sus motivos para matar cuando finalmente son revelados son tan retorcidos como uno esperaría, contrario al Asesino de Clayton. Aquí lo que Dan Wells nos da es un villano que podemos odiar sin ningún recelo. Es un hijo de puta en toda regla. El autor sigue manteniendo sus características narrativas fuertes, como su delivery rítmico y pro desarrollo de la trama, datos interesantes, fantasías tétricas que afianzan la identidad del protagonista y momentos agradables que son arrancados de cuajo cuando menos lo espera uno. Dan Wells te mantiene al borde de la silla y luego te la quita sin pensárselo dos veces. No Soy el Señor Monstruo es una continuación fantástica a la historia de John Cleaver, donde le vemos en otra carrera contrarreloj pero esta vez con un villano que se las trae, un mayor desarrollo del personaje, mayores riesgos en juego y toda aquello que hizo la primera entrega fantástica, pero duplicado.

  • Gerardo.V
    2018-11-14 18:40

    Segunda novela de la serie de John Cleaver. Un adolescente de dieciséis años, diagnosticado sociópata (aunque por no tener mayoría de edad, lo llaman "trastorno de la conducta") intenta por medio de sus propias normas, controlar al monstruo asesino y con sed de sangre que lleva dentro. A medida que avanza la novela, nos muestra de forma magistral todo su entorno; la hermana mayor que no hace otra cosa que discutir con su madre, la funeraria que actúa como negocio familiar y válvula de escape a sus impulsos, el amigo al que recurre para intentar ser un chico normal, la chica del colegio que intenta salir con él... Y como aliciente a una historia magistral, aparece lo sobrenatural. Me ha pasado lo mismo que en el primero, y (salvando las enormes distancias) con Juego de Tronos. En el sentido de que te vas acostumbrando a una historia lineal, aunque con personajes bien trabajados, con sus intenciones claras, y de repente, DRAGONES. Cualquiera que tenga un mínimo de interés por los psicópatas, por un humor mordaz y un toque de sobrenatural, este libro es perfecto. Eficaz desde la propuesta de ver un mundo desde los ojos de un sociópata, y totalmente adictivo.

  • Heidi Tighe
    2018-11-15 19:19

    So very, very disturbing. This is an LDS author like you've never read before.As a teenager, I used to wonder what it would be like to be a sociopath who was trying not to kill. It seems very similar to the way I felt about sneaking snacks into the movie theater. It's something that I know I shouldn't do in my head, but I didn't think my heart would feel any guilt if I actually did it. What stopped me, then, from sneaking snacks in even though I really wanted to? Was that the same thing that would stop a socipath from killing? I don't know if Wells has answered that, but he certainly tries, and he tells an unforgettable story in the process. Between the disturbing beauty that Cleaver finds in embalming a body to his desperate, determined heroism in the face of his greatest and worst desires to the dark humor that shows Cleaver's uncanny clarity about just how twisted he is, this book kept me riveted from page one to the last moment. This is one series I'm actually collecting not because it will look pretty on a shelf, but because I actually want to possess them. To own them. To have them close whenever I want them.Hmmmmm. Maybe the books rubbed off on me more than I thought.

  • Raquel Leite
    2018-11-12 18:34

    Depois do livro “Eu não sou um serial killer” que foi muito viciante, chega-nos a sua continuação, O senhor Monstro. Contando a História sobre um sociopata de 16 anos de idade, que trava uma guerra com ele mesmo, em que os Senhor Monstro, tal como ele lhe chama, faz despertar dentro de si os seus desejos mais sombrios. Com uma data de regras impostas por ele próprio para tornar tudo mais alegre e manter o monstro sossegado.Este livro passa-se alguns meses depois do anterior, e o Senhor Monstro está mais junto a ele, fazendo com que se liberte e que ele tenha que fazer alguma maldade, no entanto John ainda o controla, queimando volta e meia qualquer coisa para o Monstro ficar contente. Mas o livro em si é sobre o mistério, e as voltas que a sua vida dá, as suas emoções e as suas acções tenho em conta o monstro. Pensamos sempre é agora que ele vai ceder e o monstro libertar-se?Com uma escrita mais uma vez viciante, com personagens muito interessantes, e com uma história excepcional o Senhor Monstro tornou-se numa leitura muito fluída que não queria que terminasse.

  • Ms. Nikki
    2018-10-23 20:31

    Is a killer a monster if they only kill bad people? What would you do to keep your child from thinking bad thoughts, from fully embracing the sociopath that he or she is?In book 2 John talks about his "Monster" and basically the rules he and his mother have set up to keep him from going off the deep end.The story had a good flow and could easily be read in a sitting or two.While the story of John Cleaver progressed, it did so in the most minimalist way possible. The baddie in this read was, not necessarily out of the blue, but seemed to give away his secrets too easily and therefore the climax had a little less impact.If your kid likes to choke frogs or tear off butterfly wings, I'd let him skip this. There's no sense in giving him/her a study manual.*3 Demonic stars*

  • Munke
    2018-11-14 19:37

    Ich muss sagen das Ende fand ich ganz gut.. ja, es geht um Dämonen, aber ich habe mich jetzt darauf eingestellt und den Dämonenjäger John akzeptiert ^^ Es hätte nur von Anfang an so kommuniziert werden sollen.. damit man weiß auf was man sich da einlässt.