I absolutely love this play. It’s a nightmare because it made me feel sick. But that is good. Intensity in a play is a good thing. I loved the sarcasm and dry humor and violence and evilness. And it is so much more than just that. I have to see it on stage one day.
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 🙂
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.
I love this so much!
First it is funny.
Second it is important. It is one of those books that everyone should read, I think. Because it is about humanity, and respect and tolerance and friendship and life and stories. Because it made me ashamed of being a human being because clearly, we really suck most of the time (don’t argue, we do.. I mean, really, the things we do to each other every day?).
It’s beautiful. And I encourage everyone to read it.
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!
And if you’re too afraid of going astray, you won’t go anywhere.” (p.341)
I love it. It’s wise and warm and funny and simply leaves me with a warm, fuzzy feeling. It is really a deeply wonderful and human story and I love Granny Weatherwax.