Guards! Guards! - Graphic Novel (Discworld, #8)
Pratchett's humour is very much based on his turn of phrase, his descriptions and his timing. These are always going to be hard to translate into other mediums.
But it's not just that. As a plain comic it fails. The art is average. Worse than that, the panels often don't make sense. I im ...more
Some night-time prowler is turning the (mostly) honest citizens of Ankh-Morpork into something resembling small charcoal biscuits. And that's a real problem for Captain Vimes, who must tramp the mean streets of the naked city looking for a 70-foot-long fire-breathing dragon which, he believes, can help him with his enquiries. But there's more - now we get to see Ankh-Morpork in all its glory; illustrations so vibrant you can practically smell and taste the denizens of this delightful city (altho...more
I had always been amused by the Pratchett novels about the witches and wizards and enjoyed Pratchett's obvious writing skill, horrible puns and whacky hu ...more
(personal opinion: Terry does not need visual representations of his characters or maybe after u played the 90s games u are forever marked)
Somehow I feel the book will be more "complete" in a novel format than the graphic novel format. Probably because my imagination was castrated by the pictures.
I can't wait to get a hand on the un-graphic-novel one.
Honestly, read it while waiting for my phone to charge in the library. Don't think I would have picked this up at a store.
Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, ...more