woensdag 3 juni 2015

Terry Pratchett: A Hat Full of Sky


This review is about the 32nd novel in TP’s Discworld series.
I bought my copy in the Fnac and it has 357 pages. The cover has the same theme as the other Tiffany Aching novels and I like it when writers and publishing houses stick to the theme.
You can find my other reviews of Terry Pratchett’s novels here.

“We see you. Now we are you.
No real witch could casually step out of their body, leaving it empty. Tiffany Aching does. And there’s something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible; the Hiver.
To deal with it, Tiffany has to go to the heart of what makes her a witch. Get past the ‘I can’t’.
But even with the help of the Nac Mac Feegle – the rowdiest pictsies on the Disc, who like facing enormous odds – she still might not be able to win herself back …
Tiffany leaves the Chalk to learn witching from Miss Level. An ancient evil called the hiver goes with her and Tiffany doesn’t realize just how dangerous being as good as Granny Weatherwax supposes she is, can be."

I really enjoyed this novel.
It’s the second Tiffany Aching novel and the sequel to The Wee Free Men and it’s even better than the one before. Though I would recommend reading that one first.
Tiffany is in some ways a typical 11-year old. But she’s smart, precocious, realistic and she has her very own and unique personality. And she’s a witch. What’s not to love?
I love the Nac Mac Feegle even more though. They’re smart in their own way, they’re endearing, impossibly funny, witty, strong, drunk, loyal and foolishly brave. They all have their own distinct voice, which must have been hard for TP because there are a lot Feegles.
The chapters wherein the Feegles learn to read and write are hilarious!
It is simply amazing how TP is able to write about human nature in a teenager book full of fun and magic. It’s one of the things I admire most in him. In this case, TP makes us think about identity, personal development and image without even realizing it.

I hope you liked this review!

Quality Time!