The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Chaos Walking #1
Release Date: October 22, 2008
An older book, that every one of you has probably read already, but I wanted to share my thoughts on it. This was recommended to me by Daph, after it had been sitting on my bookshelf for almost a year, and last month I finally got around to reading it.
The Knife of Never Letting Go was so much fun to read, and I ended up loving it just as much as I had expected to, given the hype surrounding it. Patrick Ness has created a wonderful world to set his story, and one of the best parts of the book was the various settings we were introduced to throughout the novel.
The writing style is very different to anything I have read before. This is set in a futuristic society, that isn’t even all that futuristic as people seem to have gone back to humanity’s roots, and the people in this novel have their own original take on the English language. It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the writing style, but it took less time than I would have expected because the story and characters sucked me in.
This book is also fantastic because it has more adventure and action than romance, something that I adored about it. I think it could be enjoyed immensely by any gender, given the focus on the story rather than a love interest.
The Knife of Never Letting Go was a thrilling ride, and I cannot wait to read the sequel. I bought The Ask and the Answer a while ago, and while I’m not planning on reading it until I buy Monsters of Men, I am so excited to dive back in!