Title: The Wyrdest Link
Author: David Langford
Page Count/Review Word Count: 294
The Wyrdest Link is ostensibly a Discworld quiz book, compiled by David Langford based on the bestselling series of fantasy novels by Terry Pratchett. Unfortunately, I have to give it a relatively low score of six out of ten purely because it’s not exactly thrilling to read it from cover to cover, like I did. I guess it depends what you’re looking for – if you’re running a Discworld-themed pub quiz, for example, then this is perfect, as long as you’re not too bothered about whether later books in the series are included. If you’re simply a fan of the Discworld series, like I am, then it’s a bit of an odd thing to pick up and read from cover to cover, but it’s also pretty interesting.
This is the kind of book that I wouldn’t recommend unless you’ve read and collected the entire Discworld series and are looking to expand your collection. However, that’s exactly the point that I’m at, which is why I own this book in the first place. In the end, I can’t say too many bad things about it, because it is exactly what it claims to be – the second Discworld quiz book, the sequel to Unseen University Challenge. And before you ask, this book bears literally no resemblance to the Anne Robinson quiz show, The Weakest Link.
Tell you what, though – if you and your friends are all into the Discworld, a book like this would make for a good Christmas gift or something similar. It does tax your knowledge of the Discworld, and if anything, the questions are too hard. But is that a bad thing?