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The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go

A special anniversary edition, with a striking new cover design, to celebrate 10 years of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets. Then ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406379167
Barcode 9781406379167
Published 1 March 2018 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
Series Chaos Walking
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ISBN-13 9781406379167
ISBN-10 1406379166
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 March 2018
International Publication Date 1 February 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
Series Chaos Walking
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 473g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Hewitt, Todd Fictitious character - Fiction, Fantasy fiction, American
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 896120

Description of this Book

A special new edition, with a striking new cover look, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the award-winning first novel in the Chaos Walking trilogy.Imagine you're the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything you think. Imagine you don't fit in with their plans... Todd Hewitt is just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man. But his town has been keeping secrets from him. Secrets that are going to force him to run... The new edition of this unflinching novel about fear, flight and the terrifying path of self-discovery features the short story, The New World. Set before the events of The Knife of Never Letting Go, it is the story of Viola's dramatic journey to the New World.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The story, narrated sparkily and saltily by its hero Todd, unpeels Prentisstown's dark secrets like the layers of a very rotten onion. Ness, an acclaimed author of adult fiction as well, moves things along at a breakneck pace, and Todd's world is filled with memorable characters, foul villains. * Financial Times * An impossibly good novel. It is at once endearing yet unsentimental; compassionate yet damning; exhaustingly exhilarating and yet tempered by a staid and considered emotivity. Written in the first-person present tense in an unapologetically impudent manner, this novel captures exceptionally the brash bravado and the underlying insecurities that actively teem inside the minds and explode in the actions of boys on their path to manhood. * www.inthenews.co.uk * THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL excellent debuts in recent months and perhaps the most impressive is Patrick Ness's The Knife of Never Letting Go. It's the story of Todd, the last boy in a community of men. In Prentisstown, the Noise virus has left men with the ability to hear each other's thoughts, those of animals too. The idea may send shivers up the spine, but how different is it to the constant intrusion of e-mails, texts, advertisements and CCTV we already suffer? When Todd finds a lone girl in the marshes he realises they have to escape, which isn't easy when your hunters can hear your every thought. Written in Todd's characteristic vernacular and brimming over with ideas about adolescence, faith and free will, this is intelligent, immersive storytelling. -- Keith Gray * The Scotsman * A book like no other. It's one of the most gripping, fantastical reads around. -- Camilla de la Bedoyere * Sunday Express * Darkly imagined and brilliantly created, the painful dystopian setting of a world full of noise in which all thoughts can be heard as if spoken is the background to this tense coming of age story. * The Guardian *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of A Monster Calls, More Than This, The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Release. John Green has described him as an insanely beautiful writer . He has won every major prize in children's fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He has written the screenplay for the film of A Monster Calls and the BBC Dr Who spin-off, Class. The first Chaos Walking film is slated for release in 2020. He lives in Los Angeles.

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