Book Review: The Crane Wife (Patrick Ness)
Release Date: 1st January 2014
Blurb (from Goodreads):
I was lucky enough to receive all of Patrick Ness’ books for my birthday this year (or at least the one’s I didn’t already own) and this included his adult books – there’s me branching out into something new again. I love his other books so much, I thought I was bound to enjoy the adult ones to. I also read through this with the lovely Miss Chapter who’s had it on her TBR for a while.
Out of all of them, I enjoyed Amanda’s bits the most. There was something that I really related to in her (which is a bit worrying, as I didn’t often like her very much…) That’s where I always feel Ness’ skills lie: in creating characters that are real and flawed and feel like actual people. Amanda can be mean and brash and doesn’t often know how to talk to people, but she was also lonely and confused and I just got it.
The sad thing about this book was that I quickly realised where it was going and I didn’t want it to get there. As soon as George forms this amazing relationship with Kumiko and has success with their art, you know it’s reaching its peak and there’s only downhill to go after that.
It seems that whatever he tries his hand at, I’m destined to love what Ness writes. I have three more of his adult books to get through from my birthday, and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into them.
Ahaha I love this book, you should totally read it!