The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness


An unflinching dystopian vision of violence, squalor and moral bankruptcy, you say. The narrator subjected to unrelenting pain and disappointment, you say. Hang on a mo while I look for the barrel with the laughs in it. It's the sheer quality of the writing that buoys the story along, carefully measured and complex. At its heart, it's a meditation on choice and its consequences. Well, it's certainly worth choosing to read it.


  1. I've been reading to read some Patrick Ness for ages - straight to the top of my Amazon reading list. Bx

  2. I bought this on my Kindle this morning and have read through precisely 31% of it on my trip back from France today. Very good so far...

  3. Gosh, I'm not sure I'd have read it based on my own review - evidently The Family P is made of stronger stuff! It is a worthwhile read - just keep the tissues handy...