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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
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Apr 01, 12

bookshelves: young-adult-fantasy
Read in March, 2012

Ho hum.

First off, I understand this was translated into English, so I'm not sure it that's what made it such a clunky, stilted read. I wasn't expecting a lot from it, to be honest, as I have never found that writers go quite far enough with fairy-tale rewrites, but this fell well below even those expectations.

Stories just started up - and stopped. With no rhyme or reason. I understand that this is an anthology, but... oh, I don't know. it was just a bizarre read that seemed like the author expected readers to know a whole lot more about Geralt (the Witcher in question) than he'd ever revealed. I was vaguely interested in some of the stories (those of Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, and Rumpelstiltskin, specifically), but I knew they would end so abruptly and unsatisfactorily that I never got into any of them.

Snow White's story really showed some promise, and could have been a novel on its own, if it had been more well-developed and well-written. But, again, the premise and tale itself were so choppily told that...

Anyway. I can only say, "I couldn't get into it" so many times. You get the idea.

I guess this was originally a video game or something? I've read another book that was based on a video game (Fable: The Balverine Order), and it definitely had the same feel to it: flat and superficial, with no real character, plot, or world development. Not my type.
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Gwyn yea you obviously need to read more decent books.


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