Lyga continues to shift genres, delivering a superb mystery/thriller that explores what it’s like to have a monster for a father. Seventeen-year-old. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, “Take Your Son to Work Day” was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime. If you’ve read the I Hunt Killers novels, you only have part of the story! Set before the events of the first book, these short stories and novellas fill in the backstory.
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I speculate that a lot of what happens barrg him will hinge on his mother: But it’s also surprisingly funny, with witty lines that catch you off guard. Mine would be too if I had to watch my dad mutilate people and animals when I was a small child, and because of this I now couldn’t get my father’s voice out of my head.
I also might feel differently if it had hit one of my triggers harder.
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Jasper Dent is also a very complex character, he has all kinds of conflicting emotions flying around inside him. Can we turn our back on faith? I don’t like being left in the dark, and seem to fight a constant battle against myself while reading to not skip to the last chapter and just find out who the culprit is already. I loved him, feared him and wanted to strangle him at varying points in the book. The suddenly concerned adult comment from the Impressionist when he saw it cracked me up: The villains, the cops, not everything is black and white.
So it was with a certain excitement that I started reading I Hunt Killers. These things are very small matters that don’t actually kkillers anything away from the novel. What a tortured kid, and for reasons. Lucky Jazz—those were the things he remembered from his childhood. I would still say it is a Dark read and to read this only if you can bear the sadistic workings of a killers mind. William Tanner, Jazz and his best friend, hemophiliac Howie, run their own investigation and uncover a pattern as bodies quickly pile up.
When Jasper was twelve, Billy finally escalated and got caught by the local sheriff, G. You’ll be the new boogeyman parents use to scare their kids into behaving. Quotes from I Hunt Killers. When you’re the child of a serial killer, wouldn’t it be wisest to just stay out of the picture?
ylga He gets drawn into kilers blood lust and huntt that is a serial killer’s MO, barey it gets harder and harder to fight. Then when I removed the dust jacket and saw this: There are a whole bunch in between, featuring everything from the aftermath of child abuse to pre-teens with superpowers to serial killers.
And their mind working is so fascinating, so much more perplexing then what you had previously expected, that you want to be in their minds forever. I call them hiccup endings. But he does know j a killer thinks which makes him a perfect hunter of their kind. How much does our upbringing influence our actions? View all 5 comments. Play with your mind This book appears to be some psychological and thought-provoking thrilleras we are immerged in Jazz’s somehow disturbed mind, getting an insight in the mind of that particular kid who’s been raised by a monster.
Jazz doesn’t want to be evil, doesn’t want to follow in his sociopathic father’s footsteps and pick up where lgya left off, but it’s getting harder to resist every day. I loved all the characters, I loved the entirely necessary level of gore actually, I think it was a bit tame, but I have been mainlining Criminal Minds for a long timeand I love that the mystery kept me guessing. He’s got that, just by being the infamous son.
Return to Book Page. View all 11 comments. What sets this novel apart from all the other paint-by-numbers mysteries is that Jazz is an incredibly complex, believable character. Fans of thrillers and horror novels will probably enjoy this, regardless of its YA categorization.
The I Hunt Killers Prequels
Perhaps this is just me because I don’t recall reading reviews that have picked up on this dark twistedness.
The one who’s not afraid to tell him that this killer joke, now, wasn’t the best idea he could have.
YA rebel-author Lyga switches from goths and superheroes to serial killers and sociopaths with this grisly teen thriller.
Forced to live with his senile grandmother, Child Protection Services have Jasper on their radar, as he all but raises himself.
Blood of my blood was a masterful piece of art, so, yeah, you did really well there. His girlfriend Connie is a complete badass. Clumsy me, in trying to perform CPR, I chopped off some fingers! Other books in the series. However, the author’s ability to suddenly flip the switch between light-hearted teen humour and really dark descriptions of murder and sociopathic tendencies had quite an effect on me.
With the movie they made out of that other book, hopefully he more people will discover Jasper Dent.