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A fun twist on many fairy tales,
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This review is from: The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher (Mass Market Paperback)
You probably know by now that Geralt is a Witcher, a monster slayer, and is a typical fantasy fiction hero. If you like fantasy fiction or the PC game The Witcher, the odds are good that you will enjoy this book.
What surprised me upon reading "The Last Wish" were the references to classic fairy tales and their somewhat twisted incorporation into Geralt's world. Stories about Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Rumplestiltiskin, and others are woven into the tales in a dark and untraditional way. I found this added to the fun and elevated this book above your typical hack and slash fanatasy novel.
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Initial post: Jul 23, 2008 8:14:08 PM PDT
Robert D. Ingalls says:
I would suggest getting a copy of the original fairy tales and not the disney made up ones. The original ones aren't as glamorous as most people would like to think. If you can find a decent translation (most of the originals in german), they are a good read. I just started the game but will have to by the book after reading the intro in the manual and your review.
Posted on Dec 3, 2008 11:24:46 AM PST
As a huge fan of Fables, you just sold me on this book. Can't wait for the 360 port of The Witcher as well.
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