What would life be like if you could here the thought of every man around you? And women ceased to exist? This is the world Todd Hewitt lives in.
When new settlers arrived on an alien planet that was to be their home, how could they expect that there would be a virus that would broadcast the mens thoughts, while killing the women? Or at least that is what Todd has been taught. Prentisstown is a simple, farming town, but it's slowly dying as the boys grow up, and the women have long sinced died.
But when Todd discovers a strange quietness in the swamp, his world changes forever, and he starts on a long journey, pursued by vicious enemies, with a companion he thought could never exist.
The first book in this trilogy is called 'The Knife of Never Letting Go'. Todd isn't very well educated, and so there are a lot of spelling mistakes in this book. It isn't as annoying as it sounds, and you soon adapt to it, and it adds character.
This books are the type that you can put down, but whenever you pick it up you are immersed again. I highly recommend them!