A Monster Calls

This week sees the launch of the much-awaited book by Patrick Ness and originally conceived by Siobhan Dowd. Walker Books hosted an excellent party last night, at which booksellers and reviewers expressed much interest in the book, and the families of both authors were present which made it a hugely significant event for all involved.

Jim Kay was also praised for the spectacular illustrations and Patrick Ness was particularly pleased. The photo shows them together, with the monster looming over their shoulders.

The book is very moving and I would recommend it to anyone of any age. As Jim put it himself, ‘Get hold of a copy, hide yourself away, and throw yourself between the rollers of an emotional grinder.’

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