Monsters of Men

Monsters of Men 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 aroun

  • Title: Monsters of Men
  • Author: Patrick Ness
  • ISBN: 9780763656652
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 preIn 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.

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    About “Patrick Ness”

    1. Patrick Ness

      Patrick Ness, an award winning novelist, has written for England s Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for The Guardian He has written many books, including the Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Crash of Hennington, Topics About Which I Know Nothing, and A Monster Calls He has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children s Book Award Born in Virginia, he currently lives in London.

    294 thoughts on “Monsters of Men”

    1. I am shocked. I am speechless. I don't even think I can do this book justice by writing this review. My first reaction is just to scream "OH MY EFFING GOD!!!" (only I don't say "effing"! heh heh Well, if you've read the books you get the joke) which is exactly what I said about fifty times after I finished reading it last night.Seriously, it isn't often that a book like this comes along. I don't think a book has left me feeling this shocked and amazed in years––not even the first two books [...]

    2. After falling completely in love with the first two books in the Chaos Walking Trilogy, it made perfect sense for me to seek out the final installment asap. And I must admit, my immediate thoughts were mixed. This book doesn't share the fast pace of 'The Knife Of Never Letting Go' and doesn't put as much emphasis on the shock factor like 'The Ask And The Answer'. But it delivered beautifully in a way I could never have imagined.Firstly, I've never been a huge fan of swapping the narrative repeat [...]

    3. Also find this review on Don't Stop Readin'OH. MY. GOD.I-CAN’T-EVEN-Page 572It will always haunt me.I will never be able to forget it.It was when I started crying hysterically until my throat started aching.There are not enough adjectives in the dictionary to sing praises of this series. I am simply tongue-tied by the brilliance of this trilogy, the depth of the topics explored via the characters in this book. I really cannot write a proper review, I just can’t. I am so severely shocked and [...]

    4. One of the best endings of a trilogy i have ever read. I sobbed, and laughed, but most sobbed. So poetic, honestly, Patrick Ness is a gift to this earth.

    5. this lower-than-five-stars rating is probably my fault. i had to put the book down because of life (stupid life) so there was a whole day there where i didn't get to read a single word of this, and i may have simply lost my momentum as a resultis book is still fantastic. it is a slower-paced, more meditative book than the other two. before, it was all breakneck excitement and every time the characters seemed to be able to pause for breath - blammo! another effing tragedy! which strangely, did no [...]

    6. If you read my reviews of The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer, you'll find that I was a smitten kitten with the Chaos Walking series. In the carbon copy world of young adult literature, these are inventive books with powerful themes resonating throughout. I have been anticipating the moment when I would finish the last book in the trilogy, expecting to savor the return to Todd and Viola's world. So what effin' happened that led to a tepid 3 star rating? I'm still trying to f [...]

    7. Sometimes you get to the final book in a series, and it feels like a different author is writing it, that the real author who began the story back at book one packed a suitcase and got a one-way ticket to some far-off place. This is how I feel about Monsters of Men, which is really the proverbial nail in the Chaos Walking trilogy's coffin. I've read several glowing reviews for this book, and I admit I struggle to see many of the things those readers are seeing. While everyone's entitled to their [...]

    8. Two words: Emotional Investment. This review is me on a soapbox telling shouting at anyone/everyone within hearing distance to read it… NOW! So, I guess, this review isn't a review after all. Right before I started Monsters, I was so worried if Ness would kill off one, some, or all his characters. Then I asked myself, “Is that all you can think of?” My response: a resounding, YES! My concern extending to the living or dying of these people, clearly establishes my emotional investment. If s [...]

    9. "The leaders of men Born out of your frustration The leaders of men Just a strange infatuation The leaders of men Made a promise for a new life No savior for our sakes To twist the internees of hate Self-induced manipulation To crush all thoughts of mass salvation"- 'Leaders of Men' by Joy DivisionPatrick Ness? Patrick Ness says: "Even in a society where we're constantly being told to 'be be ourselves', the pressure is to conform is terrible, especially for the young. If the Chaos Walking trilog [...]

    10. That was some solid and furious ending. Maybe a bit larger that it should’ve been but powerful in the lessons it wants to deliver, and emotional in its characters. I’m very happy I got to finish this trilogy that has so many depths under the already great superficial plot lines. Highly recomended for any YA lover looking for a mature reading. Choices may be unbelievably hard but they’re never impossible. Cuando un libro centra toda su historia en algo muy pequeño y lo repite mucho puede l [...]

    11. What a book, and what an ending! I couldn't have asked for more. Exceeded my expectations!Initial Thoughts:1. Love Todd. Definitely one of my favourite literary characters. His character development throughout this series is INSANE. A genuinely sweet, well intentioned character, you can't help but fall in love and root for Todd.2. All of the characters are amazing. From the antagonists, and side characters, each had a unique purpose, and perspective in the book. Each character complemented each [...]

    12. *sigh* I'm in love. I'm in love. I'm in love. *heart eyes*“That's the secret of this planet, Todd. Communication, real and open, so we can finally understand each other for once.” So, now that I've managed to gather my thoughts a bit, I'll try and write some form of a review for the whole trilogy rather than the last instalment alone. First off, I can't recommend this trilogy enough. It's unique. It's original and goddamn near perfect No, it IS perfect. This book is about a boy who lives in [...]

    13. Reading Monsters of Men is like being on a roller coaster. At first it feels fairly slow, with tension building and building, and then you're hurtling down and hanging on for dear life. It took me several days to get through the first 200 pages or so, and then the last 400 I polished off in several hours. The moral ambiguity of The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer (can Patrick Ness title a book or what?) continues as Todd and Viola attempt to negotiate peace among two human f [...]

    14. *** 2.65 ***"“Worst is the one who knows better and does nothing.” "I don't get it I think this is the moment I figure I am reading this series wrong, because I stuck with it to the end and I still had some major issues with it. Most of all, the two teenage main characters, Tod and Viola. It is very hard to keep on reading when you strongly dislike the leading couple and where everything and everyone makes you extremely angry. I had this constant buzz, or noise, of anger simmering under my s [...]

    15. How do I begin to describe the awesomeness of this book? When I read The Knife of Never Letting Go, I liked it A LOT but I never imagined that book would lead us to this masterpiece. I really don't have words. Just wow.

    16. How do you review Monsters of Men?Just how?Do I come in with a basic summary of the plot and then move on to what I thought about it? Because if I even tried doing that with Monsters of Men, it might end up something like this:So after revealing that there are thousands of Spackle still alive on the planet and they are VERY pissed off at the humans for killing several hundred of their own species and have thus formed an army at the end of The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness drops us straight in [...]

    17. 5 effing Stars for Monsters of Men and 4.9 Stars for the entire series.WOW.just Wow. This is one of those books or actually it is an entire series that I will have the most difficult time putting into words how fantastic it is. There are so many great moments and beautiful writing that I'm amazed by it all.The thing about war is there is never a winner. Both sides lose; the winner is the one that loses the least. Ness did a fantastic job of showing the lengths that people go to for what they det [...]

    18. This one time, Monsters of Men punched me in the face. It was awesome.Proper review to come (eventually). [Note: By "proper" I mean probably full of italics, caps, uncontrolled flailing about, and the literary equivalent of high pitched screeching].Start making my t-shirt, Jo!

    19. This series and really this book in particular was such a crazy rollercoaster of feels. It made me curl up in a ball and cry, it made me feel hopeful and empowered and the writing made me very happy because it's so beautiful. The changes and development these characters (especially Todd) went through was one of my favourite things about this trilogy. I don't know what took me so long but I'm so glad I finally picked this series up.

    20. SpoilersUgh, I hated it. I mostly enjoyed the first two books in the series but Monsters of Men was bloody awful. It was a struggle to get through it. The main problem was fucker Todd and fucker Viola, they were the most selfish and vile teenagers ever — the dicks actually thought it was cool to start a war as long as it meant saving the other. What pissed me off more was even though they were horrid little gits, everyone and their mother acted like they were oh so perfect. Ugh. What gave thos [...]

    21. YA fantasy at its finest.The best book in this trilogy. What a way to conclude the story.This is the LOTR of the 21st century. The triumph of good over evil is a deathless theme and no matter how many times it has been written, during our times of uncertainties, hope is sometimes the only thing that remains with us to hold on to. I loved everything about it. Well, to do that, I had to drop all my defenses, sit back and relax and let myself be wooed by Ness. When I decided to crack this final boo [...]

    22. I don't usually write reviews, but I felt like I had to do something after finishing this series tohonor it. This is probably my favorite dystopian series now and might always be. Simply incredible, I was left speechless and tearful and happy at the last word. I can't read Patrick Ness's next book fast enough.

    23. Vrlo pomešani utisci. Idejno je čitava trilogija izuzetno zanimljiva, ali neka piščeva rešenja (pre svega razvlačenje i razvodnjavanje teksta u drugoj i trećoj knjizi, plus potreba da se uz svaku eksploziju napiše "bum" preko pola strane i sa tri uzvučnika) baš odmažu. I dok je radnja na nekom opštem nivou vrlo logična i dobro vođena, pojedinačne scene beskrajno su konstruisane i operetske (mislim pre svega na scene u kojima se značajni likovi steknu baš u pravom trenutku na pra [...]

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