Readers went crazy when The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness was released in 2008. Since then he has released two more books in The Chaos Walking series: The Ask and The Answer and Monsters of Men. Ness has also sold the film rights for The Knife of Never Letting Go to Lionsgate Productions, who also just made the film, The Hunger Games. Even bigger news in the book world is that The Knife of Never Letting Go now has a screenwriter! Say hello to Charlie Kaufman, the man who is going to be working on the script for The Knife of Never Letting Go. You may have seen some of the films that Kaufman has worked on such as, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. A synopsis of The Knife of Never Letting Go can be found below:
Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
What do you guys think about Charlie Kaufman writing the screenplay for The Knife of Never Letting Go? How many of you have read the book? How many have it on your TBR list? I actually just started The Knife of Never Letting Go, so I can’t say for sure what I think of it yet. I also haven’t watched any of the movies that Kaufman has been a part of. So, I can’t say for sure if I like the work he has created in the past. I’m definitely excited to read more of this book and to hear what you all have to say on the matter.