Anyway, going through my bookshelves, I got hold of this thin little book which is an amazing story about a civilization on the edge of destruction … living in a carpet!
The Carpet is home to several tribes, kingdoms, violent and murderous creatures and a strange phenomenon which occurs without warning, cause of destruction and disappearances!
The Carpet People was published in 1971 for the first time. Pratchett wrote the book at age 17. It didn’t have that much success. But when the Discworld novels began their successful life of their own, Carpet People became interesting again. Pratchett revised and rewrote the book again in 1991, which makes the book I read a joint effort by Pratchett aged 17 and Pratchett aged 43.
What I liked about it, was the strange setting in which the story and the battles took place. Seeing the title on the cover gives you an idea of what’s in store, yet in the book the carpet is only referred to, but never really mentioned. You get clues along the way.
If you enjoy a humorous read and like a different imaginary world, go on and read it. It’s not even 200 pages! I convinced a friend of mine to read it, even though she hadn’t read much fantasy or many English novels, and she had a blast.