The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
Published January 3, 2012
- Author Terry Pratchett
When I read The Colour of Magic, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t the best thing I’d ever read but was entertaining enough. There are plenty more Pratchett works on the Life List reading list, but I thought if I was going to read book four, I should probably try and read the ones in between. I do love keeping things in order.
Perhaps it was because I knew it didn’t count towards the list, or perhaps it just showed up how I really feel about these books, but I wasn’t as thrilled with this one. It was still interesting enough, I wasn’t bored, but I can’t say I was eager to keep on turning the pages either. When I got to the end I was quite happy it was over.
I like the characters, I like the satire, I particularly like the Luggage, but it just didn’t grab me as I might have hoped it would. Nothing specifically stands out to complain about, and I know these books are much-loved, but I suppose they are just not for me.
With so much to read, perhaps I had better abandon my plan of consuming the works in order, and just pick out the ones that have made it onto the list.