He, himself, is rather bland, boring, and not very likeable. Though thoroughly enjoyable, not everything is right and rosy in The Hollow City. This book is anything but predictable. The Hollow City is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the greatest enemy of all is your own mind. Michael is schizophrenic, and both he and the reader have no idea where his reality ends and his madness begins.
Characters: The characters did have a new… shine, to their personality that made they stand out a little. It was an interesting idea to never know what was actually happening and what was happening in his head. It is vital for many people that all genuine regarding Dan Wells. 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. Top marks for ambition, vision, and sheer ballsiness, but in this particular case less would have been way more. I would have given it 5 stars right there.
I ranted quite a bit about why I dislike this perspective in books during my reviews of if you care to read them, so I'll not rant about it terribly much here. How far can you go when your only resource is force of will? This constant uncertainty mixed with weird, supernatural hallucinations he begins to have - people with a blank expanse of skin for a face, giant seething maggots showing up in his hospital room - really conveys a feeling of going mad, or being in a nightmare stuck on loop. For faults, Michael, while being sympathetic and a good subversion of stereotypes about schizophrenic characters, still is a bit. There are several different story ideas going on, each of which could b The elevator pitch for this book doesn't do it any justice: Michael Shipman is a paranoid schizophrenic who discovers that some of the monsters in his delusions are real. Michael Shipman es un personaje tan complejo y elaborado, que sin duda hasta parece real. He's long since lost the respect of his friends, family and father. Checking his medical files, they see he also has paranoid schizophrenia.
Is he even in mental hospital? Although, some of the reveals I saw coming quite early on. Dan Wells Unfortunately, presently do not possess specifics of the actual musician Dan Wells. Now he returns with another innovative thriller told in a very different, equally unique voice. Because, despite all the randomness, everything does fit together. Previously dealing with Psychopathy, this time Wells decides to give his take on schizophrenia.
I already forgot his last name, has a history of mental illness that has recently been upgraded to include schizophrenia. Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. How do you navigate the world when you're afraid of cars and cellphones? Wells can take an unlikeable person and make him so interesting that you don't care how crazy or evil he might be, Check out I Am Not a Serial Killer for a great example. The dynamic of trying to understand the world and the story from the mind of a schizophrenic was so interesting and so unique and really kept my mind guessing. He didn't do so well in doing so here. Michael is angry at being locked up, he is frustrated that noone will believe that he sees faceless men, he is in denial for a long time that he has schizophrenia, and once he accepts that he has schizophrenia he is scared that he will not be able to tell the difference between what monsters are made up and what monsters are real. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real? Desde que leí No soy un serial Killer y sus consecuentes libros, me enamoró esa forma de describir con todo detalle los sentimientos de los personajes.
It looked like there were some promising moments, but there was just too much to wade through to get there. What could have been a very interesting ending is given short shrift even though the font is pretty big - this could have been a longer book. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys psychological and supernatural thrillers. . Let's just say that you should read The Hollow City if only to see this unique perspective, but also to get an incredibly unique experience. I won't re-summarize the plot, or even discuss any spoiler-free safe zones, but I will say this: unreliable protagonists sure do make for a heartbreakingly tense read.
I found him more annoying than sympathetic, to be honest. Not only is he actually in a mental institution where all the doctors have him pegged as a schizophrenic, but he's got the typical narcissism that puts such a person at the center of every conspiracy that ever existed. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real? Unfortunately, this comes way too late for me to care. His delusions have progressed past what is manageable and his psychiatrist has not choice but to upgrade his condition from anxiety to schizophrenia and put him in the care of the local mental hospital. I have been a big fan of his ever since the release of his first book, I Am Not a Serial Killer. Michael knows he's innocent and instead feels himself to be in mortal danger from the Faceless Men. In my book, that is the mark of an excellent writer and storyteller.
A voice that comes to us from the realm of madness. After reading and re-reading Well's I am not a serial killer, I knew that I had to read anything this guy ever wrote. Well, okay, there were a couple of moments. Paranoia does mean you see a monster in every shadow, but it can also spread deeper than that. Told from the first-person, Wells does an admirable job placing the reader in a mind not entirely whole. You have to be able to believably dig your character back out of that hole, or my suspension of disbelief is shattered. It's not quite horror but it's not quite urban fantasy.