Thursday, 16 June 2011

Book Review: Wintersmith

WintersmithWintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

Category: YA Fantasy

Synopsis: Tiffany Aching is back, and this time she makes a mistake. Despite being told not to she joins in the dance at the changing of the seasons causing the Wintersmith to fall in love with her.

My Thoughts: This was probably my least favourite in the series. It was good, but it didn’t capture me quite the way the other books did. I felt confused at times, not quite sure where things were coming from or where they were going. Often the book felt a bit fractured, was he trying to focus on the Wintersmith storyline or the Annagramma storyline? I think this is what confused me the most.

I will say this though, Tiffany was still the same capable, intelligent and sensible girl from the previous books, just with a hint of teenager. She helps her “friend” even though she knows that she is sceptical to the motivations and scheming that necessitates the helping.

And as always the Nac Mac Feegles were hilarious, even if there wasn’t enough of them. Also Horace the cheese, I mean how can you not love a cheese in a tartan who joins in with the Feegles?

As always with Pratchett’s books there is a great deal of commentary on the human condition, often disguised as humour, as well as just humour. There was enough of what I love of Pratchett in this book for me to recommend it even though I didn’t love her.


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1 comment:

Aarti said...

This one was my least favorite as well. The fourth one made up for it, though- it made me about as happy at the end as The Thief of Time did :-)