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A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd (Audio) - Community Reviews back

by Patrick Ness, Jason Isaacs
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 months ago
Wow. I never watched the movie, so had no idea what "A Monster Calls" was about. All in all this was a very moving book that hits you in all the right places. I do wish the ending had tied things up a bit. However, I get that the author, Patrick Ness, realized he didn't need to spell things out for ...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 8 months ago
I had this book on my Audible app for too long and decided to listen to it for #SpringHorror and though I wouldn't consider it a true horror novel, it felt more like a dark fable/fairytale rooted in modern times, it did have some horrific elements. A young boy dealing with a whole lot of awful, is...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 1 year ago
This was a good book. It's not like there was anything necessarily bad about it. Cool story and a creative way of approaching the subject of loss and grief. I think my expectations were too high for it though. I had heard really great things about it and wanted to read it before seeing the movie. I ...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 1 year ago
I rarely give books five stars, but this one just gave me so many feels.I already knew that Patrick Ness is an excellent writer, at least when it comes to his YA work. But this book was staggeringly beautiful, dealing with tragedy in a way that is real and raw and not full of the melodrama or romant...
Pandabearbooks
Pandabearbooks rated it 1 year ago
4,75 starsRead in one sitting, bawled my eyes out for the last third. I can't write any kind of coherent review right now, other than to say I loved it and it broke my heart.(Also, I read this as a part of a 24h readathon, of which I have four and a half hours left. What can I possibly follow this u...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
A sad and depressing book. The writing is decent and the story unusual, but I can't say I enjoyed it all that much.
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. - opening lines The monster says that Conor is the one who called him. But Conor doesn't understand - if the monster isn't here to save his mother, then why? The monster tells Conor three stories and then asks Conor to tell his truth. Conor's...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 1 year ago
The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming… This monster is ...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 2 years ago
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.---I hadn't even heard of this book until a couple of weeks ago, when it was recommended to me by a loyal reade...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
Patrick is haunted by a nightmare. When he hears strange noises outside his window he discovers...not his fear, but a different kind of monster. The ancient yew tree that he usually can only just see in the distance by the church is standing outside his bedroom window.I had been warned about what to...
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