Saturday, May 10, 2008

I have a question...about a book

I went to a local bookstore today after grabbing lunch with the hubby. There was a display of books on sale and in the piles of books I found this one, Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. Hardcover for $7.99. That is hard to pass up, no? I haven't read any of his books but have always heard good things. This just happens to be one of his young adult books and also the third book with this main character. I just realized this while adding it to my list of books-to-read on GoodReads. So, my question, for the Terry Pratchett readers out there who have read these books, should read the other two before reading this one? Can it be read as a stand alone book? Thanks!

So far the weekend is shaping up to be better than last week's. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a nice relaxing weekend of coffee shops, books, and knitting. :)

1 comment:

  1. You can read it as a stand alone, but it's better if you've read them in order. Frankly, the first was the best in the series anyway. The others were good too mind, and I would recommend them as well, but I would read The Wee Free Men first.

    If you want normal adult books, you might start off with Good Omens, which he wrote with Neil Gaimen, but it really is good. Brings up some interesting philosophical questions. Within the Discworld books there are several different sets of characters and that depends on your personality. I personally prefer the witch books like Wyrd Sisters or Equal Rites, but like I said, that’s just taste. This chart gives you a pretty good idea which book is about what:

    I rather like Pratchett, did you notice? :D


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