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The Last Wish av Andrzej Sapkowski
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The Last Wish (urspr publ 1993; utgåvan 2008)

av Andrzej Sapkowski (Författare)

Serier: The Witcher (1)

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Geralt de Riv, a witcher, uses his vast sorcerous powers to hunt down the monsters that threaten the world, but he soon discovers that not every monstrous-looking creature is evil, and not everything beautiful is good.
Medlem:Metatherion
Titel:The Last Wish
Författare:Andrzej Sapkowski (Författare)
Info:Gollancz (2008), 288 pages
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Firstly, as the pedant I am, I'm going to complain over this frequently being called an "Anthology". It's not, and calling it such does no justice to the skill employed by the writer. There's a clear main narrative thread throughout, with flashbacks to various important events in the protagonist's history. I loved this technique, as it allowed for a great deal of exposition in manageable chunks, while teasing the details of various characters that we're not ready to fully meet in this first volume.

It is easy to take the author's creativity for granted. The world is fully-formed, and although I entered it with plenty of prior knowledge (being familiar with both the TV show and the games), I found the additional depth offered in the pages here to be a delight. The translation is commendable, and the slow and deliberate pace of the writing allows for luscious, vibrant, gritty, visceral descriptions of the world to come forward. The characterisations are excellent.

I won't begrudge the images of Henry Cavill in my mind's eye, but I wish I had started the books before watching the TV show; while faithful to the source material, the show seems to have rammed the content of several books into just a few episodes.

It's certainly not for everyone. There's gore, sex, violence, and a lot of weird stuff going on. But for me, it's an absolute no-brainer 5 star rating. I devoured this over a weekend, and I'm immediately itching to get hold of the rest. ( )
  Katrana | Oct 13, 2021 |
3.5 stars
Really liked the Beauty and the Beast reference. Wasn't expecting Geralt to run into the Beast or even for the Beast to be so confident in his (new) body. It was also very funny!
I like the explanation for the girl in the tower. Why were they put there in the first place? It makes sense that they would be dangerous.
Didn't like Snow White's story as much. It made it seem like her life was dedicated to revenge.
Overall, a funny but sometimes very wordy narrative. ( )
  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
I think I can say this was more of a 4.5.

In the months before the release of The Witcher tv show, I saw a lot of promotion going around and I heard a lot of good things about the books, but I never felt any interest in picking them up. But I couldn’t resist watching the show itself and having enjoyed it quite a lot, decided I actually do want to try out the books now. Just so happens that it’s very popular now and there’s a long waitlist at the library, so it’s gonna be a while before I’m able to read it all.

This is supposed to be a prequel to the original series of books with short stories of Geralt’s adventures but a major part of it was in the show, so it almost felt like a refresher. But it was fun to go into detail and get to know the story and characters better. Reading through the famous fight scene from episode 1 was a delight because I could totally picture it in my head. I didn’t know Jaskier was called Dandelion in the books and I kept waiting to see if “Toss a coin to the Witcher” was an actual song from the text, but alas it wasn’t. I was also very impressed by some of the philosophical conversations and Geralt’s moral code and convictions.

Overall, I had a lot of fun reading this book. I don’t know if I can tell you to read it before watching the show (if you haven’t already), but doing it in the reverse order didn’t hinder my enjoyment at all; I actually loved being able to see the scenes in my head while reading. I’m hoping the remainder of season one will be covered in Sword of Destiny which is supposed to be another prequel collection of short stories. ( )
  ksahitya1987 | Aug 20, 2021 |
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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (translated by Danusia Stok) introduces The Witcher, a monster hunter with supernatural abilities. This book is a collection of short stories, preceding the novels.

At the start of the novel we find Geralt of Rivia in the Temple of Melitere recovering from injuries. Geralt tells of his adventures in short sections, going back to the present every once in a while.
Each story is based on a fairtale most of us have heard as kids. Mr. Sapkowski, however, always adds some sort of twist to keep the audience surprised.

The first Witcher book I read, Blood of Elves, was very enjoyable and I set my eyes on reading more of the series. I must admit that what turned me onto the books is the Netflix series.

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (translated by Danusia Stok) is a collection of stories about Geralt of Rivia , The Witcher, a human mutant bread to hunt monsters for money. His trials and tribulations, adventures and sorrows. Some of the series favorite characters such as Siri, Dandilion, and Yennefer of Vengerberg make an appearance as well.

The introduction to Slavic myths in a distinctly European settings was, for me, the star of this book. I enjoyed the fantasy tales which don’t overwhelm the reader, but help the world building. The narrative is very relaxed, especially for a novel about a man hunting monsters.

I was fascinated by Geralt in the Netflix show, but he is even more fascinating in the source material. This is, by the way, as it should be. While the relationship between Geralt and Yennefer in the show is addressed, it is much more obvious in the books that they are each other’s one true love.

This is not part of an epic saga which is a staple in the world of fantasy. Geralt rides the countryside, meeting people, talking to them. Every once in a while he accepts a contract for money – could be from a peasant or a king. You will not miss any part of The Witcher arc if you skip this book.
But why would you want to?

This is a well written, deceptively simply book for anyone who enjoys fantasy or wants to get into the genre. I will reminisce if I don’t’ mention the wonderful translation by Danusia Stok which kept the “feel” on the narrative to English speakers. ( )
  ZoharLaor | Aug 19, 2021 |
Not generally enjoying short stories, but this book was fine. I liked it and because of it, will read the next book and probably all the books in the Witcher series.
  ilsevr1977 | Jul 25, 2021 |
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