Saturday, 22 August 2015

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

There isn't much new Pratchett for me any more, but one piece is old Pratchett. Or rather, young Pratchett as his younger writings are collected for publication.

This features around a dozen stories, including a piece that is familiar to those of us who've read The Carpet People. There's accompanying art, and a font choice whereby words that a shouted get made into large text... which is rather unnecessary in my opinion. This also reads like young writing, in that it's very much "and this happened, and this happened, and this happened". Oh, how he has changed.

Still, these are enjoyable reads (and it's more than I've done), and there are odd touches that you can see resonate with ideas in later books.

Aside from the font decisions, this is quite worth the read.


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