There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared... a source of magic..... a Sourceror"Review:
I absolutely love Terry Pratchett's style of writing, his humour and the fact that he has created such a imaginative world as discworld. However, this book felt a little bit like- "what can we do with Rincewind now?" at times. Several of the subplot ideas and puns seem to have already occured in earlier books as well. Taking individually this would no doubt be a wonderful book (all the stuff that's already happened is explained sufficiently), but as part of a series its just a little repetative. Having said that, I did still really enjoy this book. What I liked the most was how the characters of the luggage and the wizards as a whole were expanded on. There was also some great cultural / religious references that took it beyond a simple story; this makes it readable time and time again if taken on different levels. Worth reading if you're into Discworld.
Action Readers' Action: Help someone who is under the 'power' of others. Write a letter, through Amnesty International, to someone in prison.
Discussion Point: If you were a Sourceror how would you change the world?
Question for Discworld fans: Who is your favourite magical person (witch/wizard/sourcery) in the Discworld series?