Monday, March 27, 2017

Andrzej Sapkowski "The last wish"

I love fantasy much more than sci-fi. If Oskar Wilde and "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" were a bit boring for me and I've read it only for general education and improving my English-reading skills, "The last wish" was kind of relax for me. I read it without the thought that I need to read something. I read it because I wanted to.

"The last wish" is the first book about the witcher Geralt of Rivia. It contains different novels but connected with one script canvas. What was super interesting for me is that these novels are famous fairy-tales but remade to Witcher's universe. Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Aladdin, all these tales from your childhood come to you with an explanation (according to the Witchers world) of how have it happened and why. Characters are rude and behave how they would behave in the real cruel medieval world and that makes these fairy-tales even more interesting.

I want to note about how I like Geralt character. I love him because he has his own point of view. He has the mind, thoughts and you believe in him. He always behaves how he should behave and it is awesome, and what's more - he doesn't stop to surprise you. But even if he does something that you didn't expect you still see that it is in Geralt's way. This consistency of characters is what I also like in "A song of Ice and Fire" by George Martin.

I advise this book to all fantasy fans like me. If you like the Witcher games and haven't read a book yet, give it a try - the book worth it. 

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