Patrick Ness is an amazing author. Just after reading one book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, my only hope is Ness just happens to be a prolific writer that I’ve never heard of.
I don’t remember the last time a book ended left me hanging with suspense. I have to read the second book, which I had started before realizing it was book two. Four hundred and something pages of knife helped me to forget those early pages; the sneak didn’t ruin the suspense, though now that I have finished and am standing on the ledge of a precipice, a narrow ledge I might add, I wish I had my hands on the second book. Having learned that this first book is going on nine years old, it’s possible my hope for a prolific author may have come true.
Like clockwork, or a contract for yearly deadlines, Ness published The Ask and the Answer, continuing the Chaos Walking series. He finished the trilogy with Monsters of Men. Sort of finished. In the same year of Monsters, he wrote The New World being Chaos Walking #0.5.
It doesn’t surprise me that the Chaos Walking Series either won awards or came very close. Now that I have learned that he reviews books for The Guardian, I may have to take a gander to see his style.
I just found out that I don’t have to steal the second book from Sylvia. She’s done, which means only one thing…