In 2011 I read The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. As you can see by the review, I was not overly enthusiastic about the storylines and I clearly stated I didn’t think I’d bother with the next book.
Here we are seven years later and I spotted the audio version of another of his books, Wintersmith, in the library. Now, let me just say that books I find difficult to read, I often enjoy listening to. So, I thought, this might be a good chance to see if I like Terry Pratchett’s style. Round two.
No, unfortunately, I could not listen any further than the first five or six chapters. I didn’t like the story, the characters or the writer’s style. I have marked the book “unfinished”. It’s a pity, because I truly wanted to enjoy this book. And in the author’s defence, I didn’t read or listen to the other books in the series, so maybe that played a part. I don’t know. I feel bad about it and I know there are thousands of fans that will lift an eyebrow in shock, but Terry Pratchett’s writings are not for me.
For this reason, I decline to give a star rating and have decided that I’ll give all Discworld books that I see in the future a wide berth.