History Literature / ChaosWalking

22nd Jan '18 6:59:21 PM UchuuFlamenco
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''Chaos Walking'' is the collective term for Patrick Ness's books ''The Knife of Never Letting Go'', ''The Ask and the Answer'', and ''Monsters of Men''. It is a series set on a {{dystopia}}n [[CrapsackWorld Earth-like planet called New World]], which human settlers from "Old World" colonised in the hope of starting a new life.

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''Chaos Walking'' is the collective term for Patrick Ness's Creator/PatrickNess's books ''The Knife of Never Letting Go'', ''The Ask and the Answer'', and ''Monsters of Men''. It is a series set on a {{dystopia}}n [[CrapsackWorld Earth-like planet called New World]], which human settlers from "Old World" colonised in the hope of starting a new life.
17th Jan '18 3:09:35 AM TempestFury
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* SpaceAmish: The first settlers try this - they left Earth for a simpler, more religious life, which explains their primitive technology level for a sci-fi set on another planet. And the they get into a few wars. But the intention was there.

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* SpaceAmish: The first settlers try this - they left Earth for a simpler, more religious life, which explains their primitive technology level for a sci-fi set on another planet. And the then they get into a few wars. But the intention was there.
22nd Oct '17 11:52:34 AM nombretomado
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All three books were shortlisted for the CarnegieMedal, with ''[[ThirdTimesTheCharm Monsters of Men]]'' winning it in 2011. It was also the second YoungAdult novel ever to be shortlisted for the [[UsefulNotes/ArthurCClarkeAward Arthur C. Clarke]] science fiction award. In late 2011, Creator/LionsGate bought the rights to bring the trilogy to [[TheFilmOfTheBook the big screen]].

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All three books were shortlisted for the CarnegieMedal, UsefulNotes/CarnegieMedal, with ''[[ThirdTimesTheCharm Monsters of Men]]'' winning it in 2011. It was also the second YoungAdult novel ever to be shortlisted for the [[UsefulNotes/ArthurCClarkeAward Arthur C. Clarke]] science fiction award. In late 2011, Creator/LionsGate bought the rights to bring the trilogy to [[TheFilmOfTheBook the big screen]].
30th May '17 5:30:20 AM stewy497
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* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler: Aaron only dies after being mauled by a crocodile and having half his face torn out, punched repeatedly by Todd, stabbed through the throat by Viola, and pushed off a waterfall.]]
4th Sep '16 6:56:14 PM langworth
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* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies: Todd has two fathers in [[SoProudOfYou Ben]] and [[PapaWolf Cillian]].

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* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies: Daddies:]] Todd has two fathers in [[SoProudOfYou Ben]] and [[PapaWolf Cillian]].Cillian]]. [[WordOfGod Patrick Ness]] has stated in [[http://www.polarimagazine.com/interviews/crane-wife-patrick-ness/ interviews]] that Ben and Cillian were gay.
17th Jun '16 1:14:14 AM gewunomox
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* MyParentsAreDead: Viola's parents [[spoiler: died in the crash that landed her in the swamp]]. And Todd, to a degree; his mom is dead, and Cillian [[spoiler: dies protecting the farm]]. [[DotingParent Ben]] is {{MIA}}, supposedly dead. Until the end of ''Monsters of Men''; [[spoiler: he's alive and a BerserkButton for the Mayor]].

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* MyParentsAreDead: Viola's parents [[spoiler: died in the crash that landed her in the swamp]]. And Todd, to a degree; his mom is dead, and Cillian [[spoiler: dies protecting the farm]]. [[DotingParent Ben]] is {{MIA}}, MIA, supposedly dead. Until the end of ''Monsters of Men''; [[spoiler: he's alive and a BerserkButton for the Mayor]].
26th Nov '15 4:59:36 PM DrImpossible
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* HasTwoMommies: Inverted; Todd has two fathers in [[SoProudOfYou Ben]] and [[PapaWolf Cillian]].
** Is also implied in ''The Knife of Never Letting Go'' that Ben and Cillian were in fact in a relationship and eventually confirmed in ''Monsters of Men''.

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* HasTwoMommies: Inverted; [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies: Todd has two fathers in [[SoProudOfYou Ben]] and [[PapaWolf Cillian]].
** Is also implied in ''The Knife of Never Letting Go'' that Ben and Cillian were in fact in a relationship and eventually confirmed in ''Monsters of Men''.
Cillian]].
26th Nov '15 4:54:32 PM DrImpossible
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* BaddieFlattery: Mayor Prentiss constantly praises Todd for being "humble" and "a good son" and all that. He calls Todd the "truer son" right before [[spoiler: he shoots Davy]].

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* BaddieFlattery: Mayor Prentiss constantly praises Todd for being "humble" and "a good son" and all that. He calls Todd the [[spoiler: "truer son" right before [[spoiler: he shoots Davy]].
26th Nov '15 4:51:57 PM DrImpossible
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** [[spoiler: The Mayor seems to be a deconstruction of this, because despite how likable he seems at times, and [[LoveRedeems his love for Todd]], he is still a selfish monster when the final book ends. Additionally, as Todd notes, he could have stopped the Mayor from doing some of the horrible things he's done by killing him when he got the chance, which he didn't, because the Mayor was too {{affabl|yEvil}}e.]]
*** Except for the way the final book actually ends, which has him [[spoiler: killing himself for Todd and the good of the world, having realized what a terrible person he is.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Mayor seems to be a deconstruction of this, because despite how likable he seems at times, and [[LoveRedeems his love for Todd]], he is still a selfish monster when the final book ends. Additionally, as Todd notes, he could have stopped the Mayor from doing some of the horrible things he's done by killing him when he got the chance, which he didn't, because the Mayor was too {{affabl|yEvil}}e.]]
*** Except for
the way the final book actually ends, which has him [[spoiler: killing himself for Todd and the good of the world, having realized what a terrible person he is.]]
9th Aug '15 10:41:28 PM kaydorkeey
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** ''Snowscape'' answers this questions. [[spoiler: He does.]]
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