Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Knife Of Never Letting Go
"But a knife ain't just a thing, is it? It's a choice, it's something you do. A knife says yes or no, cut or not, die or don't. A knife takes a decision out of your hand and puts it in the world and it never goes back again. "
In a dystopian society on another world, men cannot hide their thoughts and they go around in a cloud of Noise--Noise that can't hide always the secrets of Prentisstown. The protagonist, Todd, is given a chance to escape and is given a knife for protection. But can a knife be protection against the darkness in men's hearts?
The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness is a story that doesn't let go from the first few paragraphs. Todd, and his dog, Manchee, gripped my heart and mind immediately and took me on a breathless ride that demanded to be finished in one day.
There are two more books in the series called Chaos Walking, which is good, because one is not enough. Already, I long to hole up in a room to read them cover to cover without interruption. And I might.
You just watch me.