Friday, 8 February 2013

Review of Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett


Title: Wee Free Men
Author: Terry Pratchett
Rating: 5/5


I loved the Nac Mac Feegles when they appeared in Carpe Jugulum. Though they were a little tough to understand then. They're better in this, though not laughing while reading this book in public is a problem. They are certainly a gung-ho lot.

But of course, this book (bar a few scenes in the beginning) is from the viewpoint of Tiffany Aching. I sort of see her as how Granny Weatherwax would've been as a young girl, Tiffany certainly has the same determinedness as she sets off to rescue her baby brother (à la the film Labyrinth). Of course, it's the Quin - I mean, Queen - who has him and that means fairyland with all the monsters and the dreams and the nightmares. All of which the Nac Mac Feegles face head on, literally.

I quite liked the ending to this, a nice rounded conclusion that still speaks of more to come. I'll be looking forward to it.

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