The Crane Wife - Patrick Ness image
The Crane Wife isn't an awful book and, like I said, there were some beautifully written parts that I'm sure many will rush to quote. For me, though, I think I'm going to stay away from any future adult books by Ness and hope he delivers more of what he's good at. It's not an insult to say his power lies in younger books with simpler language; [a:J.K. Rowling|1077326|J.K. Rowling|] is no Proust but there are millions of children and adults around the world that will be forever grateful that she isn't.