April 27th, 2006

earthsea

April Books 12) A Hat Full of Sky

12) A Hat Full of Sky, by Terry Pratchett

The first I've read of the Tiffany Aching series. Obviously meant for young adults but a good read for everyone, I think, with a typically humanitarian message. My favourite line was:
"AAaargwannawannaaaagongongonaargggaaaaBLOON!" which is the traditional sound of a very small child learning that with balloons, as with life itself, it is important to know when not to let go of the string. The whole point of balloons is to teach small children this.
It's that "as with life itself" that really makes it memorable.