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For the Discworld fanatics - an amazing book, but...,
This review is from: The New Discworld Companion (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)This is an amazing book, a must-have for all big fans of Discworld series. I suppose most of them, just like me, will grab this book and run away happy. And the happiness will be entirely justified.
One point must be stressed: the Companion consists mostly of spoilers, so if you didn't read all the Discworld series, wait until you do before getting a copy for yourself.
There's a lot of stuff to be found in the book. Words of Ankh-Morpork national anthem, complete with all the "ner hner ner". Extensive entries on most of major guilds, together with the crests and the mottos. Sadly, most of them are not translated, no doubt in order to grant the readers a possibility to exasperate Oxbridge Professors of Clasics with questions like "But sir, what does 'non ante septem dies proxima, squiri' really mean?"
Anyway, and that's a remark only for fanatics like myself - do not expect too much. You'll be disappointed.
You still remember that I mentioned the book will make fans happy? Fine. It will.