Tonyblack wrote:I went to the Amazon page and read the other 1 star reviews. They all don't seem to get it at all.
Their loss. I know that many people lack some degree of whatever it takes to appreciate the triple-layered story in WMC. Whatever it is, I'm glad I have it.
Tonyblack wrote:I doubt, for example that I'll bother with The World of Poo. I haven't got and am not interested in getting Nanny Ogg's cookbook, or the diaries or the calendars. It's the novels I'm interested in.
To each his own.
I debated whether to buy The World of Poo, but decided to because in this one area I am almost - not quite - a completist, and it does have a story, however slight. I don't have the calendars, but I do have the diaries - they have text in them, and I like Kidby's artwork. I feel that there's enough text in each diary to qualify as a mini-short story. I had to buy extra copies of Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, because first my sister wanted a copy of her own, and then she lent it to a friend who needed to know about wakes (real life reason), and the friend said she would only return it when she got her own copy. I consider NOC a useful book, that happens to have some recipes. For me, the opening notes and the long section of Nanny's advice in the back qualifies as a short story, and if I can buy a large anthology to get one story (as with The Sea and Little Fishes), I can consider the character sketches associated with the recipes as extras in an anthology.