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The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
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Jul 06, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction, dystopia, 2009
Read in July, 2009 , read count: 1

I need to think a bit more about this one.

This somehow didn't feel as urgent as the first book, though Ness still does that thing where he just goes POW! and doesn't pull back any punches and leaves you thinking, 'What, what?! You can't do that!' but he gets away with it anyway. Excellently, I might add.

It's still as an absorbing read as the first book. My frustrations with it was mostly with the dual narrative -- I've never been fond of the format. Even though the characters are distinct and there's no way you'd be able to confuse them even without the tag at the start of the chapter indicating whose POV it is, I just, well, have never liked dual narratives, especially in the first person.

I'm just odd, perhaps.
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