The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first in the Chaos Walking series. A very popular YA novel that just didn't do it for me, and I'd so looked forward to reading this series. One turned out to be plenty for me.
The premise is great: all thoughts are audible. Men, in this respect, are "chaos walking."
Unfortunately, the best character is the dog. I really liked the dog.
The rest of the novel lost momentum; although packed with little scenes of havoc, the reappearance of the preacher and the men from Prentisstown became a bit ho hum.
Without spoilers, I can't reveal all the things that bothered me about this novel and kept me from immersing myself in the story.
Ends with a cliffhanger.
I really wanted to love this one because I've read so many positive reviews, but that's the way it goes. The series is a beloved one, so take my curmudgeonly review with a couple of grains of salt and try it for yourself. The book won awards.
Fiction. Science Fiction/YA. 2008. 479 pages.