A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

After the considerable success of his weighty Chaos Walking trilogy, Patrick Ness’s next book was always going to arouse interest. The news that this new work would not be solely by him, but based on an original idea by the late Siobhán Dowd, a talented and award-winning author in her own right, caused quite a… Continue reading »


A Monster Calls

I received in the post yesterday an uncorrected book proof of Patrick Ness’s latest novel, A Monster Calls. I’m excited about reading it. I’ll be reviewing it for the next edition of INIS, the quarterly publication of Children’s Books Ireland. Due for publication in May 2011 by Walker Books, A Monster Calls is based on… Continue reading »