Today I have something special planned, namely, a new series (yay)! It is called ´Monthly Must´, every first day of the month I am going to recommend one of my favorite books to you, a book so good that a regular bookreview wouldn’t do it justice. This month I am going to recommend The Knife Of Never Letting Go, part one of the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness.
The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say.
Todd Hewit lives in a world with noise, everybody hears everything thinking. Al. The. Time. The noise is what killed all the women, so there he is, stuck in effing dying Prentistown, 235 men, a number which is slowly sinking. And then one day he finds something extraordinary, something never been seen before, a hole in the noise. What’s going on? Todd finds that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden, a secret so afwul that Todd has to run. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
This isn’t a bookreview, but even if I would review this book honestly, I would end up saying the same things. The characters are great. The plot is great. The POV is great. The worldbuilding is great. But the pacing, the pacing is amazing. This is the kind of book with which you will be sitting on the edge of your seat, saying ´one more chapter´, again, again, again and again.
This is one of my favorite books. Ever. So if you read one book this year, month, week, or for all I know, even day. Read this one. This book is nerve racking. This book is unique. This book is legendary. This book is Chaos Walking.
“But a knife ain’t just a thing, is it? It’s a choice, it’s something you do. A knife says yes or no, cut or not, die or don’t. A knife takes a decision out of your hand and puts it in the world and it never goes back again. ”