29 – I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
I hated to start this book, knowing it’s supposedly the last in the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett. The series has been wonderful, filled with a great mixture of humor and satire.
This book leans more towards the satire side, with obvious lessons to be taken from events and people in the book. I would have liked more humor, but Pratchett’s lessons are good ones for young adults and adults alike to take heed of. The fact that they are happening between witches, ghosts, kings, and farmers make it easier to read; Pratchett doesn’t try to hit the reader over the head with preaching. Pratchett ends this series with a great set of sentiments society would do well to take note of. My only hope is that the characters end up in future Discworld books.
PS – I had one laugh out loud moment with this book. Pratchett can usually get more out of me, but the one I had was a good one.
p9 – “First sight means that you can see what really is there, and Second Thoughts mean thinking about what you are thinking.”