Thursday, July 17, 2014

More Than This by Patrick Ness - PUBLIC ONLY

Ness, Patrick  More Than This, 472 pgs.  Candlewick Press, 2013.  $19.99  Content: Language: R (100+ swears; 2 “F” words); Mature Content: R (homosexual sexual situation); Violence: PG-13.  

Seth kills himself by drowning in the freezing ocean.  He wakes up on the sidewalk of his childhood home, halfway around the world in England.  He is alone and the world is completely silent-no insects, animals or other humans and his home is covered in dust.  He thinks he is in hell, but is confused by the world around him.  Whenever he falls asleep he sees glimpses of his old life and Seth has trouble telling the difference between reality and his past.  

This book is fascinating and deep, at times it reminded me of the Matrix.  Ness pulls the reader into his world completely and I couldn’t put the book down trying to figure out what was going to happen next.  I’m sad that the book had such strong sexual content because it is a fascinating read, and fun to talk about.  

PUBLIC ONLY  Reviewer, C. Peterson. 

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