Saturday, July 8, 2017
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
This was an incredible read. Ness's writing style has the perfect degree of sarcasm. He brilliantly captures the difficulties of impending change and impending doom. The characters are not painted in broad strokes. Instead, they have real problems that they handle realistically against a backdrop of a pending apocalypse. Ness discusses anxiety, anorexia, and alcoholism within the novel without ever becoming a sob story, nor underselling the issues of each and every character. I'm floored. This was my first of Patrick Ness's work, and I look forward to reading more.
© 2017, Copyright Miriam Braud
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