Monday, December 09, 2013

The Carpet People by Sir Terry Pratchett

The Carpet People, Sir Terry Pratchett.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/ Clarion Books, 1971, 1992.  Illustrations: 2013.  e-book, 166 pps.

     I adore Discworld totally and absolutely.  The Carpet People is not set in Discworld but it is a short novel that Sir Terry Pratchett wrote in his younger years and then re-worked 21 years later along with new illustrations. 

     The world is made up of carpet.  Various people live among the hairs in villages and cities which have different colors.  There is a desperate king and a quest and heroes and a war and enemies and a cave underneath the castle.  The ending denotes another new beginning of course. 

sapphoq reviews saysI enjoyed The Carpet People immensely.  Sir Terry Pratchett colored in his charming black-and-white illustrations for the 2013 edition and two galleries of art are included in the back of the book.  Anyone who loves Discworld will be interested in The Carpet People.  Highly recommended.

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