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... read more
This one is about a 15 year old boy who believes he has the propensity to become a serial killer so he lives by his own "rules" to prevent him from becoming one. When bodies turn up that appear to be the victims of an ACTUAL serial killer, John Wayne Cleaver is the only one in his small town... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
This one is about a 15 year old boy who believes he has the propensity to become a serial killer so he lives by his own "rules" to prevent him from becoming one. When bodies turn up that appear to be the victims of an ACTUAL serial killer, John Wayne Cleaver is the only one in his small town who has the expertise to track down the killer but in doing so he has to put his "rules" away and begins to feel like he is becoming more like the killer he is chasing every day....This is supposedly the first of a trilogy and I am really looking forward to the next two.
“It was like my brain had a screen saver full of blood and screaming, and if I ever left it idle for too long, those thoughts would pop up and take over.”John Wayne Cleaver
“"Your posters game me nightmares. That was boss.""Nightmares are nothing," I said. "Those posters game me a therapist."”John Wayne Cleaver
“"I'm a good person," I said, 'because I know what good people are supposed to act like, and I copy them."”John Cleaver
“"It's a history class," I said, "and serial killers are part of history. So are wars and racism and genocide. I guess I forgot to sign up for the 'happy stuff only' history class, sorry about that."”John Cleaver
fire is more alive than we are—brighter, hotter, more sure of itself and where it wants to go. Fire doesn’t settle; fire doesn’t tolerate; fire doesn’t “get by.” Fire does. Fire is.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
‘Tiger, Tiger, burning bright, in the forests of the night, what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?’Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
we’d talked about the definition of life: to be classified as a living creature, a thing needs to eat, breathe, reproduce, and grow.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
More than that, he had a brash, grating attitude, and he would speak too loudly and too authoritatively on subjects that he really knew very little about. In other words, he acted like the bullies, but without any of the strength or charisma to back it up.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
gathering the night’s dark thoughts into a plug of mental mucus and spitting it out in a single word.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
If you met me on the street, you’d never guess how much I wanted to kill you.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Fire is a brief, temporary thing—the very definition of impermanence. It comes suddenly, roaring into life when heat and fuel come together and ignite, and dances hungrily while everything around it blackens and curls. When there is nothing left to consume, it disappears, leaving nothing behind but the ash of its unused fuel—those bits of wood and leaf and paper that were too impure to burn, too unworthy to join the fire in its dance.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
The lack of emotional connection with other people has the odd effect of making you feel separate and alien—as if you were observing the human race from somewhere else, unattached and unwelcome.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
MacDonald triad?” “Three traits shared by ninety-five percent of serial killers,” said Dr. Neblin. “Bed-wetting, pyromania, and animal cruelty.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“The thing is, Rob, I don’t want to cut you open. That’s not who I want to be. So I made a rule for myself: anytime I want to cut someone open, I say something nice to them instead. That is why I say, Rob Anders of 232 Carnation Street, that you are a great guy.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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