Patrick Ness’ New Book: A Monster Calls

Check out this review from Shelf Awareness about Patrick Ness’ new book, A Monster Calls.  Also, (if you haven’t already) read Non Wels’ review of the The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first book in the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness.  A Monster Calls features a new story line and characters but sounds just as intense and great as his Chaos Walking Trilogy!  I can’t wait to read it.



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4 responses to “Patrick Ness’ New Book: A Monster Calls

  1. Irish-written no less. I for one think “the monster” is profoundly misunderstood and is the victim of social misperception. Perhaps a social allegory calling really. I say hear the fellow out.

    • Having read the review and theme discussed I have to apologise for the “humour”. “Can’t judge a book” by it’s cover no? “Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.”
      — James Joyce

  2. This one is on my TBR list also…should be a good one!


  3. Alternative ending:
    After another round of storytelling the enterprising lad grows weary of “Old Needles and Pines”. An illustration shows the lad stealing away with a feral grin and the swagger of a Napoleon of juvenile delinquency. He returns ere long with
    a mysterious moving sack. When the monster in question returns for his bedtime story the lad feigns fear and says coyly as a poker player with a winning hand: “Oh aye have I got a tale for you..enguarde!” The boy unleashes a pair of ravenous beavers poached from the local zoo upon the arboreal menace who has plagued his nights like some lofty metaphor for imperialism. “Ha! You are sawdust!”
    The monster lumbers away with the slavering beavers in hot pursuit as the lad dances a victory jig.

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