That's weird, I did not even KNOW about Rhianna Pratchett and her father. I never saw one of their books... I'm living in Belgium though...
I know SOME English writer, but my knowledge is limited... But I have my dose of Dutch literature <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />.

About Harry Potter, that is indeed a big marketing blow. All that merchandizing...
I mean the books are ok, the movie's... m'yeah, why not... But c'mon... dolls, board games, and even plastic BROOMSTICKS?

Too much merchandizing kills the popularity of a book <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />.
It minimize it to a big money buster.

I'm 17, and I like those books. Lots of fantasy, and I quite like fantasy. Even if I think the 5th book was a bit of the mark, it's still a good read in the first go. Only problem, it's boring to read it many tims over. Not the best book in the world ( damn merchandising ) but still good.

Just for information, could any of you give some title's of Rhianna Pratchett's father so I could look it up? I like reading books, English, French or Dutch <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />. Just got trough ''Max Havelaar'' from Dutch author Multatuli ( Edouard Douwes Dekker ) And it was... euh... ''special''.

If the books of Pratchett have some humor, I could use it to... relax a bit <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />.
Teacher's always want's you to read... difficult books, so I got my load of '' seriousness'' ( Kosinski's ''Painted Bird'' depressed me emotionnaly... good book, but that is REALLY to make yourself shiver )

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