HG Wells: The Time Machine

The Time MachineThe Time Machine by H.G. Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What I like about it is the sheer matter of fact story telling. Even though it is contrasted with the fiction within fiction devise, it conveys that there is absolute truth to the matter. I like that.

I have to admit though, I was confused because the Eloi in the novel do not resemble those in the movie with Rod Taylor(which I really liked as I was younger)… but I guess that’s Hollywood for you 🙂

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Terry Pratchett: The Last Hero

The Last Hero (Discworld, #27; Rincewind #7)The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am blown away by the beauty of that edition. The illustrator is a genius. But there also lies the problem, because I was so busy staring at the pretty pictures that I didn’t concentrate on the words. I loved the Kirk quote and I still really love Rincewind. I get him. And the librarian.

Storywise it was your typical Discworld narrative. I’m not disappointed and also not surprised. All is good.

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Terry Pratchett: Thud

Thud! (Discworld, #34; City Watch #7)Thud! by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Topics: Racism, Intolerance, perception, heritage, history. Dealt with admirably, because every character struggles with (or with overcoming of) their preconception and perception of the Other, may they be dwarf, human, troll, woman or vampire (okay, maybe Young Sam doesn’t) and that is wonderful. You have no righteous character, even Vimes who is ‚as straight as an arrow‘ as to overcome his prejudices and I love that. That’s smart writing. And it is honest writing. And on top the story is also funny in places, as is to be expected. Much love!

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Terry Pratchett: Wintersmith

Wintersmith (Discworld, #35; Tiffany Aching, #3)Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This one was wonderful. So wise and warm and sad at times and funny and just.. wonderful. I love Tiffany. She is a great role model for girls I think.. because let’s face it.. it’s not just about being a witch. It’s about being a strong woman, isn’t it? Pratchett,Sir, you are doing it right. (And You the cat meeting Greebo was just accurate. I laughed so hard at that scene.)

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Terry Pratchett: Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Jugulum (Discworld #23; Witches #6)Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love love love the ending. I thought the last couple of books that I read weren’t as hysterically funny.. or as weird or anything. I found this quite plausible. The way religion was addressed or Vampires. I mean, it all makes sense dosen’t it? And I loved Thcrapth. Igor broke my heart in that one scene (even though I knew Thcrapth would make a spectacular return).

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