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Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness


Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness


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May 2010 'new gen' Book of the Month title.

 

This is a spine-tingling, page turning read. Heaped with well-deserved awards, the Chaos Walking Trilogy comes to a brilliant conclusion in Monsters of Men.

 

Set in a dystopian future in a world where all thoughts can be heard, Todd and Viola have struggled to survive. Now three armies are marching on New Prentisstown. Todd and Viola have no chance of escape but, worse still, they have no chance of making peace. Can any hope remain in the wake of such destruction? Patrick Ness is as hard hitting and thought provoking as he was at the start of this trilogy. He does not disappoint.



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Synopsis

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

'War', says the Mayor. 'At last'. Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they're so hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monsters of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge - the electrifying finale to the award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy, Monsters of Men is a heart-stopping novel about power, survival, and the devastating realities of war.


About the Author

Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness was born on an army base called Fort Belvoir, near Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States. His father was a drill sergeant in the US Army. He lived in Hawaii until he was almost six, spent the ten years after that in suburban Washington state, and then on to Los Angeles, where he studied English Literature at the University of Southern California.

 

His main job after graduating was as corporate writer at a cable company, writing manuals, form letters and speeches and once even an advertisement for the Gilroy, California Garlic Festival (this is true). If you're American and hated your cable company, he probably wrote you a letter of apology.

 

He got his first story published in Genre magazine in 1997 and was working on his first novel when he moved to London in 1999. He's lived here ever since. Sometimes he teaches creative writing but mostly he tries to write 1,000 words a day, 'come hell or high water'.

 

In May 2008, he published The Knife of Never Letting Go, his first book for young adults. It won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Booktrust Teenage Prize and he hasn't looked back since. Click here to read a Q&A with Patrick.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Patrick Ness

1. He has a tattoo of a rhinoceros.
2. He has run two marathons.
3. He is a certified scuba diver.
4. He wrote a radio comedy about vampires.
5. He has never been to New York City but...
6. He has been to Sydney, Auckland and Tokyo.
7. He got accepted into film school but turned it down to study writing.
8. He was a goth as a teenager (well, as much of a goth as you could be in Tacoma, Washington and still have to go to church every Sunday).
9. He is no longer a goth.

10. Under no circumstances will he eat onions.


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Interest Age: 14+

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  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 @ 18:39
    Honestly, it's not a moral victory to say you don't like beards. I don't like skinny jeans. Doesn't make me the Pope.
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 @ 18:09
    RT @mesjak: Lunchtime reading with @Patrick_Ness - from the new @Candlewick anthology, Monstrous Affections. So very excellent! http://t.co
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 @ 18:05
    "Mmmmm, sugar mustard." Parks & Recreation is a joy unbridled.
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 @ 17:58
    Do you think the Paul Giamatti chauffeur character in Saving Mr Banks was originally written as a clichéd angelically helpful black guy? Hmm
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 @ 16:32
    Australian/European jetlag is pretty bad. Yeah.

Publisher
Walker Books Ltd

Publication date
3rd May 2010

Categories
NewGen - YA Fiction
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ISBN
9781406310276
 



















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