le plus loin le plus serré

le plus loin le plus serré
mourning art

in memoriam

"yet I tell you, from the sad knowledge of my older experience, that to every one of you a day will most likely come when sunshine, hope, presents and pleasure will be worth nothing to you in comparison with the unattainable gift of your mother's kiss." (Christina Rossetti, "Speaking Likenesses," 1873)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Patrick Ness Wins!

Via his Twitter feed, I learn that Patrick Ness has won the Carnegie Medal!!!

This is fantastic news; his Chaos Walking Trilogy is one of the best literary discoveries I've made in the last few years.

Congratulations to Patrick Ness!!! I cannot think of any YA writer who deserves this more.

And if you haven't read this series, RUN RUN RUN to your library or bookstore and get The Knife of Never Letting Go. While you're at it, pick up the other two: The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men.  You won't be sorry - and you'll want to do nothing but read them back to back to back until your mind is thoroughly blown.

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