Bistro Book Club

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Ursula,    18   
Patrick Ness   
Chaos Walking:  Monsters of Men   
Candlewick Press    2010

        Read  the whole trilogy! It's amazing, and will leave you questioning about the actions a man must take, and the mistakes he makes, even on an alien world.    This is the third and final book in a trilogy, and so I can't give much away.  The basic set up is that its set on another planet, where human settlers have come to find paradise, but all is not well.  Wars with the natives, called the Spackle, have left them with Noise, where all their thoughts are heard by everyone.  Enter Todd Hewitt, a boy who is the last to go through the rite of passage to becoming a man in his town, whos life is changed by the arrival of a girl named Viola.  Unlike every other man he's met, he can't hear her Noise, and soon they find themselves on the run from an approaching army lead by Mayor Prentiss, all the way to Haven, the capital of the New World, where they believe they will find safety, but all is not what it seems.  Now, with the world's future in their hands, Todd and Viola must decide how to end another war with the Spackle. It was just as good as the previous books, but I felt that too much was going on in such a short amount of time, but it kept me going till the very end, which turned out in a way that I had not expected.   

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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