Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Chaos Walking: Book Three

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In the riveting conclusion to the acclaimed dystopian series, a boy and girl caught in the chaos of war face devastating choices that will decide the fate of a world. As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption, or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale. Includes “Snowscape,” a short story by Patrick Ness.

About Patrick Ness

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Patrick Ness, an award-winning novelist, has written for England's Radio 4 and SUNDAY TELEGRAPH and is a literary critic for the GUARDIAN. This is his first book for young adults. Born in Virginia, he currently lives in London.From the Hardcover edition.
Published October 18, 2010 by Candlewick. 609 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The momentum of Ness’s breakneck science-fiction trilogy slows noticeably in this voluminous conclusion that is told in three voices: Todd’s, Viola’s and native Spackle 1017’s.

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After the success of the two previous books, The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and The Answer, a third book Monsters of Men was released.

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Chicago Tribune

On New World, where people from Earth once took refuge, the Noise is a condition that makes most people's thoughts audible to others.

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The Overflowing Library

I was quite looking forward to this book after hearing some great things about it however for me it didn't live up to expectations.

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Strange Horizons

191) Similarly religion, which has been in the background of the two previous novels, is pretty much absent here, apart from one slightly odd off-hand reference from the Mayor which seems to cast Todd as Jesus: "Even today, in what is arguably the greatest victory I've ever had, my first thoug...

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The Bookbag

Between the President's torture and the Answer's terrorist bomb attacks stand Todd and Viola - trying to prevent civil war, trying to hold on long enough for the second wave of settlers to arrive.

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