Apologies to anyone looking for the Favourite Book Challenge Blogfest. As I'm still not feeling one hundred per cent, I am no longer taking part.
Today's Tuesday Teaser comes from a book recommended to me by Madeleine at Scribble and Edit. Actually, she put it in my hand and made me buy it. I'm glad she did, though.
Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author: Patrick Ness
Ben says there used to be other settlements scattered around New World, that all the ships landed about the same time, ten years or so before I was born, but that when the war started with the spacks, when the spacks released the germs and all the other settlements were wiped out, that Prentisstown was nearly wiped out, too, that it only survived cuz of Mayor Prentiss's army skills and that even tho Mayor Prentiss is a nightmare coming and going, we at least owe him that, that cuz of him we survive alone on a whole big empty womanless world that ain't got nothing good to say for itself, in a town of 146 men that dies a little more with every day that passes. Cuz men can't take it, can they?
The first thing to say about this book is that there are a lot of long sentences at the beginning. The second is that it features a talking dog. So when I first started reading it yesterday, I was not at all sure I'd like it. Now I'm 162 pages in and don't want to put it down. I need to know more about this strange world, the 13-year old main character Todd, and even his talking dog, Manchee. If you're near a book store, find a copy and read the first few sentences - you'll be hooked.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
Do you have any books you'd like to tease us with?