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The Wee Free Men: A Story of Discworld
The Wee Free Men: A Story of Discworld
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Wee Free Men, May 1, 2004
The Wee Free Men is Terry Pratchett's latest children's book and it is a superb one, I must say. It took me a while to get into it - the Feegles seem to have been simplified a little for a younger audience, and there are some similarities in the plot to Equal Rites - young witch being trained up to fight the big bad monsters. The witch is a typically independent, doesn't-run-with-the-crowd, perceptive, bright kid - reminiscent of Susan Sto-Helit. From my perspective though, Pratchett's already kind of been there, done that - the witches are starting to look (dare I say it) a little bit like a formula.
As well as those little blue guys, we get cameos from Granny doing a surprising amount of jommetry and Nanny who is surprisingly quiet, and a supporting role for the Queen of the elves. It's pretty good fare involving soem dream manipulation.
Finally, it's good, but I still crave for the witches of Carpe Jugulum, where I was admittedly scared about what was going to happen. Surprisingly enough, I think I'll just read it over again!!

The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time Travel, April 29, 2004
The novel is set in Chicago within the peacefulness of Chicago suburbs and the lovely Newberry Library. The two main characters are wonderfully written and it's easy to care for them.
This story has a wonderful pace and reads from both his and her point of view. You really feel the love between the main characters which transcends normal relationships because of his unusual trait and the nature of their relationship from the start.
The book has tragic moments but it brings together the characters and serves the story well. I would love to see this developed for the movies. Read this if you enjoy romance, families and a bit of fantasy in the form of time travel!

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