Web of the Witch World

Andre Norton
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Web of the Witch World


"Web" was a bit of a surprise. I liked "Witch World", but didn't love it. I struggled with the prose and simply the act of reading. The version of the book I had was a first edition paperback with a font that looks like 6 point on yellowing paper so old, it's orange. I could only read about twenty pages before getting tired. It was nominated for a Hugo in 1964, but it didn't generate the excitement in me I thought it would. "Web" on the other hand, had me totally enrapt. I ate it up despite the similar prose, tiny font, orange pages, and watering eyes. I'm guessing that I needed to warm up to the world building with one book, so I could slide right into it with this one...

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