Teaser Tuesdays #154 – August 29th: Monsters Of Men

TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly book meme hosted at The Purple Booker. To participate, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page, and choose two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page. (no spoilers!)

I’m finally reading the final book of the Chaos Walking trilogy (most likely I will finish it today), and I’m having mixed feelings about Monsters Of Men right now. Mostly due to the new POV of ‘The Return‘ which I’m finding rather confusing instead of intriguing, and a little because of the same slang that has been bothering me since the beginning. It’s not that I don’t like it, but I don’t LOVE love it either. Maybe I just have myself to blame for picking up A Monster Calls first and therefore destroying any chance for Patrick Ness‘  other books to live up to it??? 😉

My teaser (26%):

“The Sky left me today, to be alone, as the Sky occasionally does. It is a need of the Sky, of any Sky.

But he returned with new words.

So where did he hear them?”

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4 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays #154 – August 29th: Monsters Of Men

  1. Yeah. I have to admit I wasn’t a fan of the return. I may possibly have skimmed those bits. I still love this book though for the skill in the writing and world building and for somehow incorporating some massive themes without becoming heavy.

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    • I did the exact same thing with The Return chapters at one point! I really wish he would have sticked with the Todd and Viola POVs like in the previous books… Those chapters were definitely good and I did enjoy Monsters Of Men, but not as much as the first two.


  2. I have yet to read Book 2, but The Knife of Never Letting Go was a pretty nice and original beginning to this trilogy. I too think A Monster Calls was his best book (even if I didn’t read everything he’s written yet hahah) and I can’t imagine anything he writes to deliver such a punch!

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    • I don’t think any of his books I still have to read can live up to A Monster Calls either! That book is simply BRILLIANT. I liked book two of the Chaos Walking trilogy just as much as the first, but wasn’t sure about the final one mostly because of a new POV that has been introduced. Can’t deny the writing was original though.

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