One Man Bucket wrote:Finished the book a few hours ago and it was pretty good. A definite improvement over UA. I'd say this book is to me most similar to 5th Elephant but without that book's weakest point (the Carrot subplot). It's major weaknesses are repeating the vigilantism of UA (Pepe and Willikins) and Vimes becoming even more overpowered.
The poo was a bit much but it's the sort of thing I'd expect of a kid's Lil' Sam's age. As for Cheery she seemed to have a large role in the book without actually receiving any development. Seems to me anybody could have played her role without it making any difference at all. I'd have liked some Salacia but as with Dorfl there's precedent for a character looking like they might become important and then never being heard from again.
Yes indeed! That author reminded me of a female version of Roald Dahl.One Man Bucket wrote:
There's also the whole getting kids to read by starting with books that appeal to the cruder aspects of life
Tonyblack wrote:Yes indeed! That author reminded me of a female version of Roald Dahl.
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