WWW Wednesday 25th November 2015

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Review | More Than This by Patrick Ness

Though very good in many ways, More Than This left me wanting exactly that. 3.5/5 stars.

More Than This by Patrick Ness

What it’s about: A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies. Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive. How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place? As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?

My take:

After reading Ness’ A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy (click on the titles for my reviews), I had high expectations for this book. And sadly, in some important ways, they weren’t met.

As you can see from the fact I gave it 3.5 stars, I think this is a very good book. The writing, as always from Patrick Ness, is superb. His style is deceptively clear and simple, something which only increases its impact. When the punches land, they land hard.

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WWW Wednesday 18th November 2015

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