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Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
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Apr 16, 12

The series ends in triteness and cliche. We should never forget the evils of imperialism and colonialism; we should never lose sight of the fact that power corrupts, that war degrades and that war destroys. But these obvious points are laboured and hammered home with a unfathomable absence of subtlety, given the deft subtlety of the first book. And the introduction of the third first person narrative undercuts the emotional and narrational impact of the story.

A sad end to what was such a promising, brilliant series.

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