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Start your Discworld Adventures Here
posted by LATeachCO on March 20, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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A light read for the fanciful
What this book is not is completely immersive. Pratchett has a very strong narrative voice and it sometimes overpowers the POV (point of view) characters or draws you out of the action by reminding you of the real world. However, this is not necessarily a drawback because Pratchett is, as always, charming and witty.
The book is short and once you get settled into a good reading clip you'll be done before you know it (for a serious reader this is a one-nighter). Before you finish, though, you will experience some truly unique fiction that unapologetically pays no heed to any frumpish topics, such as Newtonian physics or attempting to keep the veil of reality alive.
I give it three stars out of five because I am a fan of immersive fiction and I am obscenely picky. If you're looking for immersive fiction pick up "The Dresden Files" or "The Name of the Wind" or "Harry Potter" or several others. If you're looking for a fun read without pretension read this and its sequels.
posted by ARMartin on October 19, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 19, 2001
Slow moving ...
I have read five of Terry Pratchett's books including this one. I absolutely love the other four, but this one was missing something. While it has its high points, it was an overwhelming bummer. It was slow passed, few (if any) unexpected turns, and few humorous spots (in the relative sense of the other four books).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.