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Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
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Mar 16, 12

bookshelves: dystopia, science-fiction, young-adult, war, 2012, adult, snakes-n-ladders
Read from March 14 to 16, 2012

Wow. Just wow. This is going to be one of those books I can't write a proper review for. I just now finished it and I'm still on that world, with those characters, feeling overwhelmed by it all. I waited a long time to read this because I knew it would just engulf me - and I wasn't sure it would all end well. How could it? I already know from the previous two books that Patrick Ness doesn't pull his punches. And this deals with huge issues such as war, power, leadership, personal relationships, community relationships, father-son relationships, loyalty and love. If those issues are to be properly explored, properly FELT, how can things end well? And I was right. There are terrible, horrible, awful things that happen. But there are also some wonderful, joyous, amazing things that happen. I am glad I finally read this. Now I want to go back and read them all again. I want to read The Knife of Never Letting Go again knowing how it all ends.
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