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Kidby Draws Pratchett
on 30 December 1998
Again, if you're a pratchett fan, you'll buy this book. If you're not, then there is very, very little point. It's a collection of drawings (or should that be interpretations?) of the characters from the Discworld series, courtesy of Paul Kidby.
Whilst this is no doubt a great collectors item, I can't help that it spoils the books somehow - surely the whole point of the books is that you construct the appearance of the characters in your mind - as soon as you are given an appearance it removes the need for imagination. Sure the illustrations are excellent, but the whole thing felt a lot like Paul Kidby had gone through some of Pratchett's books and just sketched out his own ideas of what various scenes looked like - great for him, but to what end?
Buy it if you need to complete your collection. If you're not a fan, there's nothing for you here.