Author Archive : Patrick Ness
I love Ness’s books, or at least the ones I’ve read so far. He writes wonderful wonderful books, that you really should read.
from wikipedia: Patrick Ness (born 1971) is an American author, journalist and lecturer who lives in London. He holds both American and British citizenship (British since 2005).
His official site is www.patrickness.com.
Seth is drowning. He isn’t going to survive, there is no out for him. He drowns. But death is not […]
Posted on 11 November 2013 | By Fence
Part of my Once Upon a Time reading. George is an American ex-pat living in England. He has been there […]
Posted on 27 April 2013 | By Fence | 1 response
Every night Conor O’Malley has the nightmare. Every night. But tonight something is different. Tonight there is a new monster. A new nightmare. And Conor isn’t sure if this is a dream or not. But either way, this is the monster he was fearing. This monster, the yew tree, tells him that it will tell him three stories. And then Conor will tell the monster a story. A true story. And if he doesn’t, then the monster will eat him alive.
Posted on 15 May 2011 | By Fence | 8 responses
As you may remember, last year I came across a series of books by Patrick Ness, The Chaos Walking trilogy. Which I loved. They even made me cry they were so good. And when I spotted that he was going to write a book based on an idea by Siobhan Dowd I thought, oh, that sounds fascinating. And then I saw the cover, and thought “ooooohhh that looks veeeery interesting”.
Posted on 13 May 2011 | By Fence | 2 responses
Author: Patrick Ness ; Bk 3 in Chaos Walking trilogy.
The final book in a series can often be a tough one to read and enjoy. On the one hand you want it to end happily ever after for the characters. Especially is you are at all invested in them. But at the same time you also want it to be truthful. By which I mean you don’t want the author to duck the difficult decisions and have some quick get out of jail clause. And I’m happy to say that Ness manages it all, with some brilliant writing along the way.
Posted on 24 May 2010 | By Fence
Author: Patrick Ness
Chaos Walking #2
Okay, so I loved and adored the first book in this series, even with its horrible cliff-hanger of an ending. Luckily enough I had this one waiting at work, so I didn’t have long to wait before I found out about what happened next. If you haven’t read the first book you shouldn’t read this one. Just don’t. Put the book down and go look for The Knife of Never Letting Go, you really won’t have a clue what is going on if you don’t.
Just a word of warning, there are *mild* spoilers in this review.