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Second book in the "John Cleaver" trilogy by DanWells, following ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'' and followed by ''Literature/IDontWantToKillYou''

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Second book in the "John Cleaver" trilogy by DanWells, Creator/DanWells, following ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'' and followed by ''Literature/IDontWantToKillYou''



* [[spoiler: HumanoidAbomination]]: [[spoiler: The Demon.]]

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* [[spoiler: HumanoidAbomination]]: [[spoiler: HumanoidAbomination: The main villain, [[spoiler:the Demon.]]



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: The demon repeatedly confronts John with this situation and John even lampshades it, pointing out that he's almost certainly going to die soon anyway so he might as well live out his sick fantasies. John always manages to pull himself together however, more out of a desire to stick it to the demon than any of his own moral qualms.]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The demon repeatedly confronts John with this situation and John even lampshades it, pointing out that he's almost certainly going to die soon anyway so he might as well live out his sick fantasies. John always manages to pull himself together however, more out of a desire to stick it to the demon than any of his own moral qualms.]]

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* BadAssBoast - John at the end of the book[[spoiler: while speaking to Nobody:]]
--> [[spoiler:Nobody: Hello Kanta. They're saying interesting things about you on the news, I wondered if you'd survived.]]
--> [[spoiler:John: He did. I killed him... I killed Mkhai too. Tens of thousands of years gone in the blink of an eye.]]
--> [[spoiler:Nobody: Why are you telling me this.]]
--> [[spoiler:John: Because you're next. I'm the demonslayer, come and get me.]]


* BilingualBonus - The name [[spoiler:Foreman]] gives for Crowley is Makai, Japanese for "demon world".



* EasterEgg: John is studying ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in English class. Much like how Grendel's mother stalks Beowulf after he kills Grendel, [[spoiler:Foreman]] is stalking John for killing Makai.

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* EasterEgg: John is studying ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in English class. Much like how Grendel's mother stalks Beowulf after he kills Grendel, [[spoiler:Foreman]] is stalking John for killing Makai.Mhkai.


* CliffHanger - [[spoiler: the book ends with John phoning up a demon and telling her to come get him before he gets her.]]

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* CliffHanger - [[spoiler: the The book ends with John phoning up a demon and telling her to come get him before he gets her.]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: John and his sociopathy both grow considerably in this book; "Mr. Monster" never gets as close to pushing John into becoming a killer than he does here, but John's confrontation with a ShadowArchetype allows his HeroicWillpower to completely conquer his dark side.


* BilingualBonus - The name [[spoiler:Foreman]] gives for Crowley is Makai, Japanese for "demon".

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* BilingualBonus - The name [[spoiler:Foreman]] gives for Crowley is Makai, Japanese for "demon"."demon world".


* EasterEgg: John is studying ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in English class. Much like how Grendel's mother stalks Beowulf after he kills Grendel [[spoiler:Foreman]] is stalking John for killing Makai.

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* EasterEgg: John is studying ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in English class. Much like how Grendel's mother stalks Beowulf after he kills Grendel Grendel, [[spoiler:Foreman]] is stalking John for killing Makai.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: [[spoiler: Inverted. John explains pretty much exactly what his plan is to kill Forman with the electrified knife. The plan goes off almost without a hitch and the only significant unforseen event actually makes the plan easier to pull off.]]

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: [[spoiler: Inverted. John explains pretty much exactly what his plan is to kill Forman with the electrified knife. The plan goes off almost without a hitch and the only significant unforseen unforeseen event actually makes the plan easier to pull off.]]


* AesopAmnesia - The school bully [[JerkJock Rob Anders]] [[MuggingTheMonster humiliated John one time too many]] in [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller the previous book]] and was threatened with evisceration, which thoroughly freaked him out. Wisely, he didn't mess with John for the rest of the novel, but by the start of ''Mr Monster'', Rob is back to his old jerkish ways. Seeing as John told Rob point blank that he is a sociopath, this crosses into BullyingADragon territory.

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* AesopAmnesia - The school bully [[JerkJock Rob Anders]] [[MuggingTheMonster humiliated John one time too many]] in [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller the previous book]] and was threatened with evisceration, which thoroughly freaked him out. Wisely, he didn't mess with John for the rest of the novel, but by the start of ''Mr Monster'', Rob is back to his old jerkish ways. Seeing as John told Rob point blank that he is a sociopath, about his clinical sociopathy while threatening him, this crosses into BullyingADragon territory.


* AesopAmnesia - The school bully [[JerkJock Rob Anders]] [[MuggingTheMonster humiliated John one time too many]] in [[''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'' the previous book]] and was threatened with evisceration, which thoroughly freaked him out. Wisely, he didn't mess with John for the rest of the novel, but by the start of ''Mr Monster'', Rob is back to his old jerkish ways. Seeing as John told Rob point blank that he is a sociopath, this crosses into BullyingADragon territory.

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* AesopAmnesia - The school bully [[JerkJock Rob Anders]] [[MuggingTheMonster humiliated John one time too many]] in [[''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'' [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller the previous book]] and was threatened with evisceration, which thoroughly freaked him out. Wisely, he didn't mess with John for the rest of the novel, but by the start of ''Mr Monster'', Rob is back to his old jerkish ways. Seeing as John told Rob point blank that he is a sociopath, this crosses into BullyingADragon territory.


* AesopAmnesia - Rob Anders, the resident JerkJock and school bully, is ''still'' picking on John, despite the fact that he threatened to "open [Rob] up and see what was inside" the previous book.

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* AesopAmnesia - Rob Anders, the resident JerkJock and The school bully, is ''still'' picking on John, despite the fact that he threatened to "open [Rob] up and see what was inside" bully [[JerkJock Rob Anders]] [[MuggingTheMonster humiliated John one time too many]] in [[''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'' the previous book.book]] and was threatened with evisceration, which thoroughly freaked him out. Wisely, he didn't mess with John for the rest of the novel, but by the start of ''Mr Monster'', Rob is back to his old jerkish ways. Seeing as John told Rob point blank that he is a sociopath, this crosses into BullyingADragon territory.

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* AesopAmnesia - Rob Anders, the resident JerkJock and school bully, is ''still'' picking on John, despite the fact that he threatened to "open [Rob] up and see what was inside" the previous book.


John Wayne Cleaver has always known he has a [[EnemyWithin dark side]], but he’s fought hard to repress it and live a normal life — separating John from Mr Monster to survive. But after unleashing his [[IDidWhatIHadToDo dark side]] and destroying the vicious killer that was terrorizing his town, John's inner monster is getting stronger and harder to contain.

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John Wayne Cleaver has always known he has a [[EnemyWithin dark side]], but he’s fought hard to repress it and live a normal life — separating John from Mr Mr. Monster to survive. But after unleashing his [[IDidWhatIHadToDo dark side]] and destroying the vicious killer that was terrorizing his town, John's inner monster is getting stronger and harder to contain.



As the police fail to catch Clayton County’s second serial killer, John is going to have to use his secret knowledge of the first demon-killer to trap the second...but will he be able to avoid suspicion falling on him, and, in the face of extreme horrors, will he be able to restrain Mr Monster?

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As the police fail to catch Clayton County’s second serial killer, John is going to have to use his secret knowledge of the first demon-killer to trap the second... but will he be able to avoid suspicion falling on him, and, in the face of extreme horrors, will he be able to restrain Mr Mr. Monster?


Second book in the "John Cleaver" trilogy by Dan Wells, following ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'' and followed by ''Literature/IDontWantToKillYou''

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Second book in the "John Cleaver" trilogy by Dan Wells, DanWells, following ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'' and followed by ''Literature/IDontWantToKillYou''


* BilingualBonus - The name [[spoiler:Foreman]] gives for Crowley is Makai, Japanese for "demon".



* EasterEgg: John is studying ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in English class. Much like how Grendel's mother stalks Beowulf after he kills Grendel [[spoiler:Foreman]] is stalking John for killing Makai.



* FreudWasRight - Lauren ends up in a relationship with Curt largely because he resembles her father. John wants to murder him for the same reason.

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