This book was wonderful with wit. Reminds me of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It’s really hard to write a book review about it because I know that the Discworld is so detailed and I’ve only just read the beginning.
The book starts out with describing a turtle (whom I wish to learn about but it is not really mentioned in this book. We are then transferred into the world of the tourist, who originally communicated via punctuation (seriously though, what does an “!” sound like?). The tourist is taken into town where eventually he hires the services of the Wizard, that is when the fun begins. The Tourist is quite naive and ignorantly brave whereas the Wizard is extremely cynical and cowardly. They are the opposite of each other and both provide comic relief.
The footnotes make it feel like a textbook which makes this feel historical instead of fictional. Making Death a character is great! Scrofula is super cute, probably the funniest moment of the entire book (Even as I type it I know this is incorrect. Due to the recency effect, I believe that this is the funniest part, but I found myself thinking that same sentence over and over again)! Oh! And bringing back dragons but actually giving them an actual complicated history was well done.
Below are questions I’ve had during the book. I plan to read more of Discworld.
- It’s a game?! With Fate? (Hahahahahahaha!!!!!)
- Who is Octavo?
- Do we ever find out more about Lady?
“I used to be an exceptionally powerful wizard. My daughter poisoned me, of course. It is generally the accepted method of succession in our family”
I mean, come on! How funny is that!!!!!!
Ripples of paradox spread out across the sea of casualty.
Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.
But usually he didn’t bother the gods, and he hoped the gods wouldn’t bother him. Life was quite complicated enough.
(Feature Image taken from https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/34497.The_Color_of_Magic)
Over the years, my to-read list gets longer, and my days get shorter. My intention is to finish 2 books every month and write a review. Some months I’ll have more, I hope to never have less. Some books will require a few months of side reading in order to finish. Some books I’ll read because they were part of a book club. Since I can’t anticipate those, these are the books that I do plan to finish reading next year.
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling. I’ve read them before, I plan to read them again. However, due to my inability to separate my bias emotion from these books, I won’t write a book review on them. I will, however, tweet about it.
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I’ve heard great things so far. I will try to read it before the movie comes out.
- The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I liked Aristotle and Dante so I plan to give this a shot.
- The Stone Virgins by Yvonne Vera. Simply because I own the book and it’s about time I finish a book I own instead of renting out new books.
- The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett. I started it but didn’t get a chance to finish so 2018 will be the year.
- The Tiger’s Child by Torey Hayden. This is the sequel to One Child which is a devastating book if you haven’t already read it.
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I have a friend who says it’s a sin that I haven’t read any of her work yet.
- The Shack by William Paul Young. It belongs to a friend and I really ought to return it. It’s been 2 years!
- Journey of Souls by Michael Newton. I tried reading this two years ago but couldn’t finish it. I will try again now that I have a friend willing to read it.
- The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf. I didn’t get a chance to read it when it was the book of the month in Our Shared Shelf (a book club that Emma Watson started on Goodreads).
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. This is probably one of those books that will take months to finish!
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. I was planning not to read it so soon but curiosity got the best of me.
- Good Omens by Niel Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Also a book a friend lent me….3 years ago. Gosh, I have a bad habit.
- Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore. Because…I also have to return this book to a friend. Phew, good thing they don’t charge like libraries.
This is reading list plan. Realistically, I’ll get distracted with the many books of the months from the many book clubs that I belong to. If you have any book that you would like me to read and review, let me know and I’ll try to squeeze it in.
Let’s go 2018!