🤪 Lamented king was an oaf as far as woman‘s affairs are concerned, and couldn‘t be trusted to count to nine 😂
Ohhhh I don‘t remember them saying this in the show. Geralt became a Witcher because of the law of surprise!
There are so many references to fairy tales in The Witcher that they don‘t even mention in the Netflix show! Like Beauty and the Beast with Nivellen (but darker with his lady Vereena is a bruxa) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with Aridea and her “mutant” stepdaughter Renfri/ Shrite.
Geralt is merciless assassin who‘s targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He wanders the country continuously seeking new assignments.
All the stories in the book are real page-turners. They are all different, the plots are easy to follow which keep the readers engaged.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to the Witcher. Really looking forward to starting the second one.
💥 I have too many. I want ~50% of my reads to be nonfiction, I want to read a classic and a book about disability or by a disabled author every month, and I want to read a fiction & a nonfiction chunkster this year!
💥 The audiobook narrator to this yelled as a monster character and frightened me awake from a nap yesterday 😂 Otherwise, yes! I‘m reading it for my #nywd22 matchup with @jenniferw88 & thanks for the tag!
Wow Jenny! What a lovely selection of gifts - I haven't had scented gel pens in absolute years, I giggled like a schoolgirl when I opened them. And those bookmarks, I've bought that set for a swap before and was very jealous that I had to give them away so I am very happy 😍 Looking forward to both books, especially the Witcher so thanks!
My penultimate pick for #12booksof2021 (November) is The Last Wish.
Dark fairytale retellings at their finest, full of folk lore, monsters and witchering. As a big fan of the videogames, this was irresistible.
Also, somebody posted asking which literary character we'd kiss on NYE... mine would be Geralt of Rivia 😅😘 Just saying.
I'm a bit slumpy right now. Comes with the holidays. So tonight is for me. Comfy clothes, comfy blanket, comfy pillows. I've got a new book ready to start later on but first...I have a hot double date with a Witcher 😏
Enjoy the night Littens!
Its a hard bail for me...I hated how it was like short stories put together... When we got to the princess whom lost her kingdom because a man raped her, I bailed! I should've started with the blood of elves. Since I have the first 3 witcher books, I will try book one.
Really Good and it made me appreciate how tight they kept the Netflix series (I know verrrry little about the video games) Henry Cavill or nah it‘s a great high fantasy read. A real page turner, too.
Yay! That's my 70th book of the year, meaning I've completed my Goodreads reading challenge too!
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It's impossible for me to read this series without having the videogame in mind. It's one of my favourites of all time.. I was worried that reading the books would be a disappointment, especially since Andrzej Sapkowski is purportedly not a fan of the games.
I needn't have worried. Dark, morally ambiguous retellings of fairy tales, Witcher missions and tales of destiny make this a brilliant introduction to the world.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars
Finally getting round to reading the first Witcher book. I'm an enormous fan of The Witcher 3, but apparently Andrzej Sapkowski doesn't like what they did with the videogames... I'm curious to read the inspiration behind them anyway...
If I finish this and Breathtaking in the next week then I've got myself a bookspin bingo!
I started reading the tagged book many months ago, and then I stopped even though I've found it interesting, and now I picked it up again, but I'm not vibing with it. Have you read it? Should I continue with this or skip it and start with the novels? Or should I skip this whole series altogether? Or maybe I should wait for some better time when I'm more in the fantasy mood?😅😅🙈
Thought I‘d try the Witcher series since it‘s so popular. Having read The Last Wish, I‘m really scratching my head. Like, what the heck do people see in this book? The writing isn‘t really bad, but it‘s not that good either. The characters weren‘t that memorable or fleshed out. And you can really tell he hadda work to make make these stories into a semi-coherent whole. Just not that impressive. Will I continue with the series? Yeah, not likely. 😕
I very much enjoyed this introduction to this world! Most stories are fairy tale retellings, which was a fun twist. Will definitely be continuing with the series.
#scarathlon #teamslaughter By my count, 10 of the stories in this collection have an element of mystery and/or suspense. So that's 15x10=150
#spoopathon #wickedathon #fallintoreading #spookoweenreadathon #trickortreatathon #spooktober #panspookathon #itsbritneywitch #bookspinbingo ⬇️
Apparently I didn‘t read a lot of physical books this month. I went to take my pictures and I didn‘t have anything to take a picture of. The only physical book I completed was The Last Wish. Everything else was e-book or audio. I didn‘t complete anything that I just really loved, but I started Empire of the Vampire this month. I really think it could be a new favorite.
I'm glad I finished this. I considered bailing early on, but I stuck it out. The book does get better as it moves from story to story, but overall I found it kind of bland and generic. I didn't find Geralt or his world interesting enough to continue the series. 3 ⚔⚔⚔
I‘m not usually a fan of short story collections, but I was hoping The Last Wish would change my mind. But it didn‘t. I just didn‘t get the world building or character development that I wanted. I like fully fleshed out worlds and this felt lacking. But I‘m giving it the benefit of the doubt since it‘s the first book. Hopefully things develop later in the series.
What are you guys reading in September? These are the books that I‘m hoping to get to. I‘ve got to catch up on my Goodreads challenge this month also. I can‘t believe the end of the year is so close.
Full tbr: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/08/31/september-2021-tbr/
I absolutely loved this, it is a great introduction to the world and the characters. The short stories help to get used to the translations as well as some things are not fully translated. I love that the author includes fairy tales as real history and the way it was done is really clever. It's definitely one I will read again and would recommend if you like fantasy.
I absolutely loved The Witcher series (on Netflix maybe?) so when this first book was a kindle deal I scooped it up.
It‘s a lot of fun. Written as lots of short adventures, almost short stories, which worked well. I don‘t know if I‘ll read the other books, honestly I‘d rather see another season of the show. (I mean, who wouldn‘t want to see Gerald in a tub of soapy water again, right?)
This was my June #doublespin.
This book was a bail for me. I‘m not saying that it isn‘t good exactly but it‘s written in a very odd way. The chapters sort of jump around a lot and I wasn‘t really sure if the events were in chronological order and then I came to one chapter where the main character, Geralt, is just talking? Not your typical fantasy book and it just wasn‘t for me.
Obsessed. I am obsessed! It's a book of short stories fleshing out the history of the Witcher (a monster killer), mixed with a current timeline that I am assuming is leading into the next book, which is already on its way in the mail to me 🎉
Funny, dramatic, well thought out and entertaining. The monsters are clever and scary and familiar. This has jumped right up into my favorites of all time.
🎶 Toss A Coin To Your Witcher🎶
Great character foundation through multiple short stories. For the full review, please visit http://benjamin-m-weilert.com/index.php/2021/04/07/book-the-last-wish-1993/
#doublespin book attached! The weather here has been great, so I'm delving into #Booked2021 spring prompts with this translated fantasy based on a video game (and now doubly famous thanks to Netflix!). It was fun! Some stories were interesting little spins on common folk tales. Someone described it as "a book of side quests" and I don't disagree.
Literally just like the tv series with a little more detail and a few differences. Which means I enjoyed it greatly. And I loved the narrator, he help make it feel like I was watching this book instead of reading it. Definitely happy with this read.
“I manage because I have to. Because I‘ve no other way out. Because I‘ve overcome the vanity and pride of being different. I‘ve understood that they are a pitiful defense against being different. Because I‘ve understood that the sun shines differently when something changes, but I‘m not the axis of those changes...(contd)."
#beingdifferent #mondayreading #TheWitcher
DNF‘ing this. I‘ve read it before and liked it, I‘m just not in the mood for it now. I‘m hosting a book club discussion on it Saturday, but I found some discussion questions online and think I can muddle through without reading it again 😂