The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1)
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
Publication Date: May 5th 2008
Number of Pages: 478
Source: Bought from Kindle UK Store
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The Knife of Never Letting Go really does not give much away with it's synopsis does it?
From the get go, this book is fast paced with action, horror and sadness thrown at you from every angle. At first I struggled to get into the story because of the intentional use of bad grammar and misspellings. However, after I had been immersed into the story these issues were gone and I personally felt that the use of bad grammar and misspellings really added to Todd's character and the story. It really helped to portray Todd's inability to read and write properly.
However, the winner for me in this book was Todd and Manchee's relationship and how Todd changes his mind about Manchee as the story develops. Any book that has a dog yelling 'squirrel' or 'poo, Todd, poo', has me won! Oh how my simple mind is easily pleased with toilet humour ^_^
This story has so many underlying issues that are introduced and developed that it's easy to forget all about them - inequality of genders, the question of spiritualism and the choice of morals, right or wrong. I'm very interested to explore these topics within the story of Chaos Walking further and I will certainly be picking up the next book in the series, The Ask and The Answer.