rating: 1 of 5 stars
I heard about the book (forget where, exactly) and requested the ARC. Since then I've heard "buzz" about this book and was happy when it got to the top of Mt. Bookpile.
And then I read it. I think the concept is good (what is it that makes a man? what happens to a society where you can hear what's in people's minds? what is good? what is evil?), but the execution seems unnecessarily violent. I actually had to stop reading for a few days because it was disturbing to read, over and over again, about Aaron. I also very much disliked the teasers as to what happened to/in Prentisstown, and why Todd was special. It seemed as though everyone was complicit in keeping the secret (not just within the town, but in other communities), and I never really felt that it was resolved.
Granted, this is Book One of the Chaos Walking series, so perhaps things are better in Book Two. Thing is, I disliked this so much I'm not reading Book Two.
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