Project Pratchett – September
I suppose no one really cares about these updates but me, but that’s okay. It’s my blog, I can write what I want to.
My Project Pratchett journey so far…
I managed to read three books this month and I didn’t think I was going to make it and here’s why:
The Colour of Magic
Rincewind is not my favourite for some reason, I don’t know why. Even though my first Pratchett was a Rincewind one (The Last Continent), I think the first one I fell in love with was a Watch one.
I struggled with this one, it felt disjointed and it took me a good couple of weeks to finish.
None (meaning I probably just didn’t highlight any)
The Light Fantastic
I was thoroughly surprised though to really enjoy this book seeing as it was a continuation of the last one. This one just felt more together and coherent.
I actually became invested in the characters which was a pleasant turn of events seeing as I groaned at the thought of reading two Rincewind books after each other.
“There was the faintest of pure sounds, high and sharp, like the breaking of a mouse’s heart”
Our first introduction to the witches of The Discworld and more importantly Granny Weatherwax. It’s about the Disc’s first female wizard and how she won’t take no for an answer.
“Time passed, which, basically, is it’s job”
“As far as she was aware, you just tried to stop them from catching anything fatal and hoped that they would turn out all right.” – Granny’s view on parenting
“They say there’s dwarf mines under the Ramptops,”she said inconsequentially. “My, but them little buggers is in for a surprise.” – After Esk’s fireball burns a hole in the floor
“A box full of marzipan ducks on a nearby stall came to life and whirred past the stallholder to land, quacking happily, in the river (where, by dawn, they had all melted: that’s natural selection for you).”
For October I’m hoping to finish: Mort, Sourcery, Wyrd Sisters and Pyramids. Mostly because when I opened Mort I realised I was already halfway through with it having started a couple of months ago.