With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself...As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men....
|Title||:||And the Ocean Was Our Sky|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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And the Ocean Was Our Sky Reviews
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🌟 This is a short story by Patrick Ness, in under 160 pages, we have a kind of “Moby Dick” re-telling. It also has great illustrations which helped understanding the quirkiness of this story. If you are already familiar with Patrick, then you know that he has the strangest ideas and I am always rooting for creative authors! I like that this was from Whales POV because it is all about the symbolism. The story is confusi ...more
"For there are devils in the deep, but worst are the ones we make."
Oh my goodness, this is so incredibly beautiful. The illustrations, the writing, the story, just beautiful. I'm going to try to form words now, bear with me.
I sat down to read this and didn't move a muscle until I finished it. Yes, the point of view is from a whale, how can someone write a book with the point of view from a whale and make it elegant? I don't know but Patrick Ness can. I felt sympathy and appreciation towards Bathsheba and although I was immensly excited going into this ...more
Plot ~ Concept: ★★★★★
~ Execution: ★★★★☆
Writing style: ★★★★★
Cover: ★★★★★★★★★★ (yes I just did that)
Note: I haven’t read Moby Dick and only have a vague idea of its plot, so I had no true point of reference while reading this book.
○ The writing style is so completely unique and one of the biggest highlights for me. Writing from the perspective of a whale allows Patrick Ness to get creative with his prose and styl ...more
*Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!*
"Will the world end in darkness because it is foretold? Or becasue there will be those who believe is so strongly they will make it so? In the fear that I always try to hide in my heart, I wonder if there is even a difference."
This was a complete whirlwind of a novel. I have no idea where Patrick Ness's book ideas come from, but there was no way his previous novel, Release, could have prepared me for this one ...more
Ar Patrika Nesa dīvainībām ir jārēķinās, un man tās patīk.
Bet šis. :/
Sākotnējais paziņojums par vaļiem un viņu pasauli likās tik superīgs. Tad pēdējā brīdī izrādījās, ka grāmata būs par Mobiju Diku apgrieztās lomās. Vaļi medīs nenoķeramo cilvēku mednieku.
Okay.Vēl nepārsteidzos ar secinājumiem. Arī sākot lasīt, kad agresija un asinis, un filozofija plūda ļoti bagātīgi. Grāmatām ir jāraisa emocijas, arī tumšās un ne tik komfortablās. Būtu atturējusies vispār no vērtējuma zvaigžņu v ...more
Moving day is finally almost here (this Thursday!) which is why I am 15 books behind schedule and haven't read anything in ages. Sometimes I'm still awake at 3am and I decide to try to read after packing for hours and it doesn't work.
This is not relevant to this book at all, just me making excuses for being super tired and stressed and oh dear lord packing 10,000 boxes of books is this literal worst.
Anyway. And the Ocean Was Our Sky was thankfully brief enough for me to have a second to read it. ...more
Holy fuck, whale feels are real feels.
This is like a second coming of A Monster Calls, except not. The art, the themes, the collision of everything at the end to give us Ness' usual one-two punch of truth. My goodness are the visuals in this book is stunning. I may have been iffy with "Release", but damn it all, Ness has brought the good stuff in this Moby Dick re-telling.
(Also a non-review but sea otters are still my fave.)
thoughts prior to reading:
yes, i hope the whales win. humans suck.
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