Title: The Last Wish
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Page Count/Review Word Count: 284
It took me a while to get into this book, but I did start to love it by the time that I got to the end. I think part of it was the writing style and part of it was the fact that I had no previous familiarity with it because I’ve never played the games before. But if anything, I think that was a good thing.
But while I struggled with this book to begin with, I eventually managed to get into it when I switched it out as a “bedtime book” and started reading 25 pages per night. In fact, I’d argue that’s pretty much the best way to read this one, and you’re going to find it easier going if you read one story at a time.
What I do like about these stories is the way that they touch upon morality, including the witcher’s own unusual set of morals. In fact, by the end of this book I could finally see what the hype was about, but I also thought it took me too long to feel at home in the world. In part, that could be because many of the creatures inside the book were obscure creatures that I hadn’t come across elsewhere.
All in all then, I am glad that I read this book, but it wasn’t as easy to read as I was expecting. Now that I’ve read it, I’m not in any particular hurry to get to the next book in the series, but I probably will get to it at some point.