I was hoping I’d like it more because it brings together things I like a lot to varying degrees. I enjoy Gaiman, I love Pterry, and I am celebrating my 25th anniversary in this waning month of my devotion to my #1 all-time fave, Tori Amos. (She did the song over the closing credits of the final episode. That episode also featured a reference to one of her songs so I was doubly happy).
I wouldn’t give it an A+, but it was an enjoyable way to spend a lazy day. A solid B+. Definitely something I’d recommend to the sort of person I think would like it, but not a general recommendation.
There were some changes from the books, but like typoink, it wasn’t one I am super protective of and Neil himself made those changes. I wasn’t like “That’s NOT what happens!” at all and usually I’m a major book snob. I easily got over it here. So at least I learned I can appreciated an adaptation that isn’t 100% faithful.
I spent a good chunk of this week crying my eyes out reading things about Pratchett. There’s a quote about how neither of them will believe an adaptation will occur until they’re sitting in a theater with popcorn and people put his hat and scarf and a bag of popcorn in a reserved seat at the premier and I just lost it. Plus it’s getting a lot of Pterry fans to shout their love and it’s bittersweet… kind of like him.