This thread is for discussing Wintersmith
in some depth. If you haven’t read the book then read on at your own risk – or, better still, go and read the book and join in the fun.
For those of us that are going to join in the discussion, here are a few guidelines:
Please feel free to make comparisons to other Discworld books, making sure you identify the book and the passage you are referring to. Others may not be as familiar with the book you are referencing, so think before you post.
Sometimes we’ll need to agree to disagree – only Terry knows for sure what he was thinking when he wrote the books and individuals members may have widely different interpretations – so try to keep the discussion friendly.
We may be discussing a book that you don’t much care for – don’t be put off joining in the discussion. If you didn’t care for the book, then that in itself is a good topic for discussion.
Please note: there is no time limit to this discussion. Please feel free to add to it at any time - especially if you've just read the book.
Please endeavour to keep the discussion on topic. If necessary I will step in and steer it back to the original topic – so no digressions please!
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
Originally published 2006
When Tiffany Aching can’t keep her feet still, she joins in the Winter Dance and comes to the attention of the Wintersmith. He’s determined to make her his queen and bring about a never-ending Winter.
When I first read this book, I thought that Terry had lost the track of the Tiffany books. It was by far my least favourite of the series. But the more I’ve read it, the more I’ve come to like it. I still wouldn’t say it was my favourite in the series, but I like it a lot more than I did.
This one is about taking responsibility for your actions – if you make a mess then saying ‘sorry’ is not going to solve the problem. Tiffany has to deal with the mess that she made and put everything right again. She’s really growing up in this book.
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