Vi andre bor her bare

29. January 2020 Off By lana88

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: The Rest of Us just lives here

Author: Patrick Ness

Published in English: 2015

Dansk titel: Vi andre bor her bare

Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2016

Sideantal: 263

Forlag: Gyldendal

ISBN: 978-8702201796

Finished Reading: Januar 2020

Genre: YA & Contemporary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.

 


 

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions…

 


 

This was my first Ness book, and maybe I should have picked something else, I don’t know, but I really didn’t fancy this one, one bit. His writing style was foreign to me and it just wasn’t my cup of tea. The book was weird and quite boring. This book had a lot of strangeness to it and too much dialogue between the characters in which I couldn’t connect to either.

I like a book with purpose and something I feel connected too, but not at one point during this torture, did I feel any sense of connection to any of the characters or even the plot.

I don’t understand why people like it, and I probably never will, but we don’t all share taste and maybe you people can see something I couldn’t. I couldn’t, for the love of me feel any remorse toward our Mike, he was dull, the other characters were dull and the whole book was dull. Over and out.