I am trying my best to keep blogging via my phone and decided today to talk about reading. I am currently three quarters of the way through the Terry Pratchett book Raising Steam and loving it.
It is the fortieth book in the Discworld series and I marvel at the way Pratchett has continued to create stories and develop already familiar characters without things becoming stale or repetitive. If you consider a film series the first film tends to be great but the sequels become more and more blatently about squeezing every last penny from a franchise rather than continual development. Pratchett however goes on from strength to strength introducing new members to an already spectacular cast.
Very few film franchises can achieve the depths of characterisation to make long term impact in the way books can but it can also be argued very few authors can keep their standards as high and the storylines fresh without frequent cast changes. Which book series leave you in awe? What are you reading right now? And could it spawn a lasting legacy?