An Interesting Idea. A Well Written Mystery of Sorts.
Sep 6, 2009
The Narrator of this book, "Dougie," stops a serial killer and assumes his identity to gain access to a club of serial killers who meet to share stories and make sure nobody is targeting the same victims. Over four years Dougie has been forced to kill other members of the club because they discovered his true identity and because Dougie loves the club so much (he is the club secretary!) that he had no other choice if he wanted to remain a member, and remain alive. Enter an interesting character, and FBI agent, who forces Dougie to continue to kill all of the members in order to rid the world of serial killers. Dougie does not join the club to kill all the members - in fact, he would much rather not kill anyone. He just loves the Serial Killers Club so much that it is now what he lives for.
Basically, this book has a crazy plot and even more random and interesting characters. This book is hilarious at times and the character interactions are classic. At times, this book is somewhat predictable, but not necessarily in a bad way. The story has a nice evolution from a narrative on killing the club members to a mystery about determining the true identity of a notorious serial killer whom everyone is talking about. It gets more fun when the normally easy going, life-loving club starts to get distressed about the quickly diminishing club member roster and the various killers start to point fingers and accuse other members. As these usually calm and collective killers get stressed because of a stronger and better killer is after them the story only gets more interesting. With killings happening left and right it is hard to imagine who is killing whom and why.
I can't imagine any of this ever really happening, but it is a lot of fun reading what might happen if a bunch of serial killers were "friends" and what events might transpire. Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable read, but I doubt I'll ever read it again.