The Knife Of Never Letting Go, the Chaos Walking series, holds a special place in my heart. Never have I raved so much about an author’s brilliant writing style since JK Rowling. Ness makes the book literally come alive and the font very well may be a character in itself. ~Sheila
My brief synopsis: Protagonist Todd Hewitt, lives in a world where a virus has killed off all of the women and caused men’s thoughts to be heard out loud in a way that has become known as Noise. Todd is the youngest of Prentisstown at almost 13 years of age.
When Todd takes a walk away from the town one day he discovers a void in the noise. When he searches more closely he finds something that he never thought he would see again…
Suddenly Todd’s world has changed in a blink of an eye. How can he keep his thoughts quiet enough so no one knows of his discovery? And why are the people who raised him – the only people he trusts suddenly sending him hurriedly on his way once they know of his discovery? Todd’s world has just been upended.
I wish my writing could do this book justice. There is so much rave-worthy content yet when I try to write it down… I feel a little…well, “duh.” I read this book (originally read in 2011) and now again I read it with my friend Mena over a series of weeks where we would talk every Sunday on the phone and discuss what we have read. Even though it was a second reading for me – it was exciting and often new all over again. There was so much I had forgotten. With the movie hopefully out by the end of this year or the first part of 2020… I am renewed in my love of this book. If you enjoy a good dystopian read, I recommend this book. (So does Mena) 😀