Tuesday, February 3
Ill be Back
After foolishly thinking my illness had abated, it jacked up the symptoms and made me even more sneezey, stuffy and achy. It didn't stop me from getting out a 2:30 AM to do the grocery shopping.
Nor did it stop me from reading and enjoying immensely the young adult novel, The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
Here Amazon's description of the plot...
A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard — and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret.
Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
It is a great read that I simply couldn't put down. To say that the ending is a cliffhanger would be an understatement. I had read reviews that were not kind to the ending or unending as the reader is left screaming in frustration at the edge of his seat. Nonetheless, I was impressed and highly recommend this book, but suggest that you wait until the 2nd book is out.
The 2nd book comes out in the U.S. in September. I will have to find some way to get a copy of the British edition that debuts in May.
I am going to try and find something to take for this cold and lay down a bit.