Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

I've recently finished the third of these.  Having only read A Monster Calls previously, I had an image of Ness as a writer, and certain expectations of the books.  What a versatile writer he is!  Totally different from A Monster Calls; utterly wonderful.

The book is based on a series of conflicts between settlers on another planet, set in the future.  The characters are wonderfully drawn, as I expected, and there are similar themes, such as teenagers struggling to take control of their own lives and destinies.

It's a great exploration of history/culture/circumstances, and how they are presented to us, and how prone we are to acceptance of the status quo.

A good place to move on for those who enjoyed The Hunger Games.

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