Patrick Ness

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Patrick Ness: ‘Terry Pratchett makes you feel seen and forgiven’
The author celebrates the most perfect sentence by Toni Morrison and his struggles with Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Patrick Ness

14, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Chaos Walking review – cursed YA adaptation stumbles into view
Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley are lost in a sea of dystopian cliches in a delayed and misjudged adventure about a future where men’s thoughts are visible

Benjamin Lee

30, Mar, 2021 @11:34 AM

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'Outstanding' Carnegie medal longlist includes three previous winners
Previous winners Elizabeth Acevedo, Patrick Ness and Ruta Sepetys up for prestigious children’s book award, with loss a common theme

Alison Flood

18, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Burn by Patrick Ness review – a fire-breathing adventure
A young heroine finds danger as well as friendship and hope in a cold war America populated with dragons

Philip Womack

08, May, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Young adult books round-up – review
A dark detective adventure, a prophetic dragon and a prison breakout lead this spring’s treats for teen readers

Fiona Noble

07, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness review – moral choices in an undersea world
Moby-Dick is reimagined from the whale’s point of view in this lyrical, pacey tale

Tony Bradman

04, Oct, 2018 @11:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Allelujah!; The Lehman Trilogy; A Monster Calls – review
Alan Bennett is on song – and on the attack. Plus, an epic tale of capitalist catastrophe and a tale of grief that overwhelms

Susannah Clapp

22, Jul, 2018 @7:00 AM

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A Monster Calls review – adolescent reality meets fairytale fantasy with wit and charm
Sally Cookson delivers an exhilarating production of Patrick Ness’s story about a lonely boy coping with grief, bullying and a monster in a yew tree

Michael Billington

17, Jul, 2018 @10:00 PM

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Release by Patrick Ness review – gay teen love in small-town America
An unhappy 17-year-old takes strength from the spirit of a murdered girl in this passionate and disturbing novel for young adults

Geraldine Brennan

13, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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A Monster Calls review – wrenchingly effective
Lewis MacDougall is remarkable as a young boy dealing with grief in an excellent adaptation of the Patrick Ness novel

Wendy Ide

08, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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EL James and Patrick Ness join JK Rowling on Hollywood's 'most powerful' authors list
A new ranking of the entertainment industry’s most influential authors adds some surprising names to its list of leading players

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2016 @11:58 AM

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Harry Potter and the curse of middle age: should fictional children ever grow up?
JK Rowling’s beloved characters are taking to the stage as adults in The Cursed Child. But are fans ever ready for their childhood heroes to grow up? Leading authors have their say

Anthony Horowitz, Cressida Cowell, Charlie Higson, Francesca Simon, Michael Rosen and others

23, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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