I just finished reading The World of Poo: by Terry Pratchett. I really enjoyed it – maybe you will too…
A lovely little insight into the smells and sounds of Ankh Morkpork. Reading this reminded me how it felt to get lost in the worlds of Enid Blyton and Rupert Bear novels. Pratchett does a great job painting just how it feels to be a young boy on a holiday adventure.
As a big fan of Snuff and all things Discworld, I particularly enjoyed the attention to detail: The signature from Miss Felicity Beedle to young Sam Vimes; the ‘Other titles in this series’ list; and, of course, the ever-growing collection of poo, which excited Young Sam Vimes’ imagination so much in Snuff.
I did, however, find myself feeling a little bit like a tourist on a monorail throughout the story. Whilst all the characters were charming in their own quirky way, I was hoping my knuckles would turn even a slightly lighter shade of pink eventually. It wasn’t the thrilling ride down Old Treachery I was hoping for, but all in all an enjoyable read.
As a writer – what will I take from The World of Poo? The magic of seeing a grown-up’s world through the eyes of a child – making things seem much bigger and exciting than they are when we get old and boring!
Link to my Goodreads page – http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/431371544
What did you think of The World of Poo? Did you take anything special from it?