Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Knife of Never Letting Go: A Review (Chaos Walking #1)


Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

My Review:

Lately, most books I have been "reading" are on audio book, because that's what I have had time for. Yet, I will say the Chaos Walking Series SHOULD be listened to. It captures the effect of hearing everyone's thoughts and you are left feeling just as worried and sometimes disoriented as Todd.

Todd is the last boy in Prentisstown. You become a man at age 13, and since he's the last "boy" he is very nearly an outcast. He has been raised by his parents two best friends, and he has known nothing but the men in Prentisstown. All who are a little on the strange side... especially the priest, Aaron *shudder.*

He has never seen a woman. At least, not in person. He's certainly seen the men's fantasies about women in their audible thoughts.

Only when he is out on his normal escapades, does he stumble upon the first woman he has ever seen.
The minute he finds her, is the minute his life will never be the same again.

This was a fun adventure. Following Todd, Manchee, and the girl was not only fun, but filled with intense moments. Apparently being friend with a girl was the worst thing Todd could have done. 

Patrick Ness is an incredible author. I was riveted the entire book.

4.5 out of 5!

1 comment:

  1. this is what I am listening to right now. You done messed up A a ron!!!