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ISBN13: 9780765331700
ISBN10: 0765331705
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Dan Wells won instant acclaim for his three-novel debut about the adventures of John Wayne Cleaver, a heroic young man who is a potential serial killer. All who read the trilogy were struck by the distinctive and believable voice Wells created for John.

Now he returns with another innovative thriller told in a very different, equally unique voice. A voice that comes to us from the realm of madness.

Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. That's bad enough. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real?

Who can you trust if you can't even trust yourself? The Hollow City is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the greatest enemy of all is your own mind.

Review:

"An amnesiac paranoid schizophrenic holds the key to a serial killer's motivation in Wells's provocative new thriller. Michael Shipman is the ultimate unreliable narrator, tortured by his senses and afflicted with delusions about being pursued by Faceless Men. Now the authorities want to know whether Michael's Faceless Men are involved with the Red Line Killer, whose de-faced victims were associated with the Children of the Earth, a cult based in the former home of notorious murderer Milos Cerny — the man who killed Michael's mother. When the Faceless Men start stalking Michael in the psychiatric hospital, he escapes to uncover the truth behind the killer, the cult, and his own shadowy childhood memories of a hollow city of empty houses. Wells (I Am Not a Serial Killer) has created an intense, uncanny protagonist who's trapped in an eerie world where denying the insane and otherworldly truth means death. Agent: Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger Inc. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Dan Wells lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife, Dawn, and four young children.

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katatrina, November 1, 2012 (view all comments by katatrina)
This is a book for which you will want to stay up late. Dan Wells had already proven his chops with the John Cleaver novels, but this new story cements his place among the best writers today. It's the perfect mix of psychosis and thrill. I've gone from being eager to read it, to not wanting to put it down, to dying to know more, to dreading its end.
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Antonio Gonzalez, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Antonio Gonzalez)
This was a fun read and more along the John Cleaver line than the Partials line. We have a narrator who's not all that reliable and a fun mystery. It wasn't shelved in YA but there's no reason this wouldn't be a good book for a middle reader.
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ringo6672, July 16, 2012 (view all comments by ringo6672)
It started out pretty fast quick but is quickly loses steam towards the end. It is far below the quality of his past novels. Its not awful, but it not a great either. I don't seeing it being anything noteworthy about.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765331700
Author:
Wells, Dan
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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Product details 336 pages Tor Books - English 9780765331700 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An amnesiac paranoid schizophrenic holds the key to a serial killer's motivation in Wells's provocative new thriller. Michael Shipman is the ultimate unreliable narrator, tortured by his senses and afflicted with delusions about being pursued by Faceless Men. Now the authorities want to know whether Michael's Faceless Men are involved with the Red Line Killer, whose de-faced victims were associated with the Children of the Earth, a cult based in the former home of notorious murderer Milos Cerny — the man who killed Michael's mother. When the Faceless Men start stalking Michael in the psychiatric hospital, he escapes to uncover the truth behind the killer, the cult, and his own shadowy childhood memories of a hollow city of empty houses. Wells (I Am Not a Serial Killer) has created an intense, uncanny protagonist who's trapped in an eerie world where denying the insane and otherworldly truth means death. Agent: Sara Crowe, Harvey Klinger Inc. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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