Normal Hypnotic and chilling you won t forget this in a hurry Lee Child Sunday Times bestselling authorHe lives on your street in a nice house with a tidy garden He shops at your local supermarket He dri

  • Title: Normal
  • Author: Graeme Cameron
  • ISBN: 9781474024570
  • Page: 233
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  • Hypnotic and chilling you won t forget this in a hurry Lee Child, Sunday Times 1 bestselling authorHe lives on your street, in a nice house with a tidy garden.He shops at your local supermarket He drives beside you, waving to let you into the lane ahead of him.He also has an elaborate cage in a secret basement under his garage.The food he s carefully shopping for Hypnotic and chilling you won t forget this in a hurry Lee Child, Sunday Times 1 bestselling authorHe lives on your street, in a nice house with a tidy garden.He shops at your local supermarket He drives beside you, waving to let you into the lane ahead of him.He also has an elaborate cage in a secret basement under his garage.The food he s carefully shopping for is to feed a young woman he s holding there against her will one in a string of many, unaware of the fate that awaits her.This is how it s been for a long time It s normal and it works Perfectly.But this time it s different Dark, twisted and compelling, this is the most exciting and original thriller of the yearPRAISE FOR NORMAL Hypnotic and chilling you won t forget this in a hurry Lee Child Utterly compelling Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full A black comedy featuring a bizarre murderer who believes he suffers for his art Cameron has written a painfully funny story that s littered with corpses, both intentional and unintentional, and proves that sometimes spotting the craziest person on the block isn t quite as easy as it seems Kirkus Reviews Blackly humorous Publishers Weekly Deeply creepy and very clever story told from the point of view of a nameless and rather charming, apparently normal bloke, who happens to be a serial killer A cunning idea, well executed, if you pardon the pun Heat Blackly humorous This gripping tale leaves the reader feeling conflicted as they find themselves rooting for the killer Normal marks Cameron out as one to watch Daily Express Creepy yet genuinely funny, I didn t like NORMAL, I loved it Michael Robotham

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    1. This is one exceptional novel. If you don't read this then you are so not in the cool gang. If you read crime novels a lot like me, or even if you don't, start now, with this one. Honestly, go do it. I freaking loved this book for a million reasons, it messed with my head, blending slight humour through a book about a serial killer is not an easy task, but it was pulled off with finesse. Bravo to Graeme Cameron.I loved being in the head of this serial killer.I’m not NORMAL.He is the man who li [...]

    2. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“I was born and not made. A product of nature, and nurture be damned.”In case you didn’t already know, here’s a pie chart that explains how normal I am . . . Now that we have that covered, let’s get down to bidness. I should title this week’s reviews “books I requested from NetGalley and was denied but was soooooo stoked about them I immediately got them from the library upon their release only to be extremely disappointed.” Someone cross- [...]

    3. Normal by Graeme Cameron is anything but normal it started with a bang & just kept going until about the middle then slowed a bit, this was not for the faint of heart it is very dark & gruesome what this serial killer put his victims through was abhorrent it chilled me to my core I couldn't imagine myself being kept in a cage like an animal.DID I LIKE THIS?YesBUTWould you believe I actually liked the protagonist?I wont go on any further as I don't want to give any spoilers away.WARNING D [...]

    4. A book written from the POV of a serial killer.woo hoo,I'm on board.As soon as "Normal" was delivered to my kindle,I hunkered down on the sofa and dug in.After a few disappointing hours,my take on the book was as follows, a man with a van, a home in a remote location, mad knife skills and cage in a secret basement. YAWN. Nothing original,fresh or mind blowing.The serial killer,who remains nameless throughout the book, is basically your run of the mill " Mommy's-little-basement-dwelling-red pill- [...]

    5. This book should come with a warning. You will fall in love with a serial killer and find yourself laughing inappropriately as you read.‘Normal’ is a story of an apparently normal everyday bloke. He has a secret. He is a serial killer. We get to know him as he is methodically cleaning up, following one of his kills. We follow him stalk, kidnap and kill. He enjoys murder and the body count rises. We don’t even know his name, but that does not matter. Hearing his thoughts and seeing his acti [...]

    6. A book about a serial killer in the eyes of the serial killer I know what you're thinking: the morbidness! The fascinating concept! The potential to show us what it is like on the other side of the fence! The opportunity to give us such a gritty, different, and complex story! which boggles the mind: how the hell did this one manage to bore me the frack out?!Here's the thing, ladies and gents: when we're reading a perspective from the other person when it comes to controversial issues, I expect [...]

    7. I'm a big fan of leaving some things to the imagination, but I do not want to have to do all the work. I can fill in the blanks with the best of 'em, but there needs to be a point of reference with which to begin. This was like a cryptogram without a key. It was all over the place, with no clue as to the whys and the wherefores. Bumping it up to two stars for the dark humor which kept me reading.

    8. Firstly, and most importantly, everyone should read this book right now!Even if it’s not normally your genre of choice, you must read this book, so that you have experienced it too. This is definitely one of my favourite books of the year so far. It’s bloody marvellous!It’s going to be so hard to review this book, as I really don’t want to give much away at all. I’m not even really sure how to describe it. It’s a psychological suspense crime thriller with dark humour and a little ext [...]

    9. 4.5 stars!This book surprised me with how much I liked it. Not because I was expecting the writing to be bad, or even because I didn't think the storyline would be interesting, but rather because, this story is told through the mind of a sociopath. The voice, is one of a killer and as weird and messed up as it sounds, it was a fascinating read and hard to put down. This jumped right into the gore, right into the heart of the storyline. There is nothing quite like the dark twisted mind of someone [...]

    10. Book – NormalAuthor – Graeme CameronPublication Date – March 31, 2015Genre – Psychological ThrillerType – Stand Alone Cliffhanger – Kind of…it’s up to youRating – 4 to 4.5 out of 5 StarsComplimentary Copy generously provided by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.My Thoughts - Story I first have to have a short rant about how the nameless anti-hero (or hero in my book) gets the short end of the stick. I always seem to fall in love with the underdog a [...]

    11. Right. So where to start. First of all for me, this was one of those books that grips you so utterly that you practically live in it. In fact I probably have lived in it for the last couple of days even whilst doing the usual life type things like picking up the kids from school…hang on, wait, where are my kids? I’ll be back….Seriously though, this was a marvel of a twisted tale, so addictive that a warning sticker on the front of the book would not go amiss, most horrifically fascinating [...]

    12. GO OUT AND READ THIS NOW!Okay, done that? Good. Now you'll know just how bloody amazing this book is. Seriously, it is already on my list of top five books of the year and it will take a hell of a lot to shift it off.It's a novel, unlike many novels you read in the crime genre. It's told in first person narrative from the point of view of a serial killer. Come to think of it, I don't think we even get to know his name!And don't be fooled by how much I love this book, this guy really is a bad guy [...]

    13. OMG. I have "NEEDED" to read this book from the second I saw it on Netgalley and went to incredible lengths including stalking and begging to finally receiving a copy from the publishers last week. This did not disappoint it was deliciously dark and sick and twisted and funny and wonderful and disgusting and just perfect in everyway except the ending.! Noooooooo I want more I need more don't leave me like that.I will be following Graeme very carefully (be afraid Mr Cameron) and reading everythin [...]

    14. A debut from the pen of Graeme Cameron which I know has a lot of buzz around it at the moment.The book is about a serial killer who goes around, well, killing; young females predominantly. It's written in the first narrative from the killer's perspective throughout. The point being we get to see his personality, where he's coming from and how's he's feeling as he approaches his kills. The opposite of anything akin to 'normal'. During such one kill he's stumbled upon by the victim's friend so is [...]

    15. Hell yes! Normal is a total win. I had high hopes for this book and it totally lived up to them.I can’t help it, I love getting the story from the serial killer’s perspective. It's friggin’ disturbing, yet completely fascinating. And it’s definitely 100% entertaining.Normal is told from the main character’s perspective. What’s really cool about this is the fact that we never know the narrator’s name or age. There are little references that kind of narrow it down, but it comes down [...]

    16. This book by Graeme Cameron is named NORMAL.This may be named NORMAL but its anything like NORMAL and its certainly ME that isn't NORMAL!!! Because I got to like a serial killer, OMG how did that happen!!! I was left feeling like I was really not NORMAL and felt unbalanced reading this!Its an outstanding debut novel. You turn the pages knowing that he's going to kill someone again when they least expect it, it can be graphic and terrible imagined in your minds eye and you end up reading it behin [...]

    17. In Normal, we follow the day to day life of a man who is seemingly ordinary to outsiders, yet following the story through his own eyes, we see how far from normal he really is. This man, you see, is a serial killer, and a good one at that."The truth is I hurt people. It's what I do. It's all I do. It's all I've ever done. I'm not normal."This is one very different book, one thing is for sure, love it or hat it, you will not read a book like this. I LOVED the idea of being able to get inside the [...]

    18. The success of the Dexter novels and TV show has obviously started a bit of a trend. I’m thinking of Dan Wells’ novel I Am Not a Serial Killer, a story of a young man struggling with his urges, and now Normal, which features a killer as the main character, with limited success at making him a sympathetic character.If you are squeamish, stay far away from this novel. Its first pages include a dismemberment and the whole thing includes multiple murders. The twist is that our main character (wh [...]

    19. I honestly could not decide between two and three stars. However, since I was somewhat entertained and I did finish the book rather quickly I went with three. I feel a bit deflated after finishing the book. I think I may have bought way into the hype and was so excited for the book that it kinda just left me feeling flat. It had a very intriguing story plot, and I was positive I was going to be thoroughly engrossed from the start. I just didn't enjoy this book as much as originally thought I wou [...]

    20. Normal - Graeme CameronBeauty, Books and Babble★★★★✩In Normal, we follow the day to day life of a man who is seemingly ordinary to outsiders, yet following the story through his own eyes, we see how far from normal he really is. This man, you see, is a serial killer, and a good one at that."The truth is I hurt people. It's what I do. It's all I do. It's all I've ever done. I'm not normal."I'm going to tread lightly around explaining the outline of this book, as I really dont want to sp [...]

    21. Normal by Graeme Cameron is told in the first person, by an unnamed man who lives in a lovely English farmhouse with a separate garage, drives a white Transit van, and enjoys cooking.The novel opens as our mystery man is cleaning up after the murder and dismemberment of his latest victim, and is interrupted by an unsuspecting young woman whom he abducts. With Erica safely caged in his purpose built, underground games room our protagonist goes grocery shopping. "I know exactly when it all started [...]

    22. I picked up Normal because I was absolutely fascinated by the idea of reading a love story (notice I didn’t call Normal a romance novel) written in the POV of a serial killer, because I have been fascinated with serial killers for years. What makes them tick, how they do it, why they kill people, what turns them into humans that kill and mutilate other humans – these are only a few questions that have plagued me since I first heard the term “serial killer.” So it was not a complete surpr [...]

    23. A special thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. NORMAL by Graeme Cameron is told in the first person, an unnamed killer, whose favorite pastime is trolling the neighborhood and abducting women and killing them.From the mysterious front cover, the summary, and the first 3% of the book, I was ready to settle in for a chilling psychological thriller. The positives stop here.From this point on, it declines quickly, and if I had not requested it throug [...]

    24. Wow, Just Wow!I think I may need some therapy after that one. Or just put me in the wardMr. Cameron, bravo for making me want this serial killer to get an HEA. (view spoiler)[Thank God he didn't though (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

    25. How quickly could you spot a serial killer? Male? Female? Young? Old? In fact, most of us know that anyone of us could be a killer. There are obviously recurring themes when you research the lives of these killers; dreadful childhoods, lack of love and support, lack of feelings etc etc but very few people think of these things when they bump into a stranger on the street or park beside them at the supermarket. Who is standing in line alongside you at the library? How often have you seen the same [...]

    26. I have no idea what I just read.The plot, and believe me I'm being kind in calling it that, was so fragmented I found myself cursing at every other page, desperately trying to understand"What the hell is going on?""Shit. What is happening right now?"Oh come on, just write ONE legible paragraph, damn it!"And on, and onI don't know how to accurately describe the struggle of writing this review when I can't condense all the hate into a few paragraphs.There may be an interesting story here, but god [...]

    27. "I’ve got problems."Wow . . . just wow! I’m so glad that I stumbled across this book. From the very first page, it was dark and mesmerizing with a touch of comedic genius. The entire story is told from the serial killer's POV and it makes for a truly great story. The author never gives a description of what the killer looks like or even his name. It’s left entirely up to the reader to conjure up the identity of this guy. A guy that preys on unsuspecting women and could be out walking among [...]

    28. The good thing about this book is that it has an original storyline. It's unnamed narrator is a serial killer who sometimes kills his victims outright, and at other times kidnaps them and keeps them in a cage in his basement before he murders them. The twist is that, throughout the book, he gradually becomes more 'normal'. He doesn't feel inclined to kill his latest victim, Erica, as she's quite tough and stands up to him; he saves another women, Annie, from being raped and becomes her friend; a [...]

    29. GoodReads stars ask us to rate an understood question. My answer here is 2 star - "it was ok". I expected to like this debut far more than I did. Though serial killers aren't often expected to portray humanity I can see how the author went for that here. He fell short for me. I didn't quite buy the whole premise. Improbability and bad men who do good take a skilled author to make the plot work for me. There was something lacking here. Many of my GoodReads friends really liked this book, giving i [...]

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