Having been quite enthralled at the idea of multi-worlds accessible through a ‘step’ in The Long Earth, I found the second novel in this series, The Long War, just ok to be honest. To me[…]
Even when writing a non-Discworld novel Terry Pratchett’s wit and observation for things as they are continues to shine through. Nation may be classified as a book for younger readers, but a good writer transcends all[…]
And this line right at the very end sums up Raising Steam perfectly, “And all that anyone can say now is: What next? What little thing will change the world because the little tinkers carried[…]
Perhaps more Baxter than Pratchett, The Long Earth has a strong sci-fi slant compared to the hilarious Discworld series. Sometimes that witty voice of Pratchett breaks through the text though and I found myself comforted via those[…]
“Well, Miss Tick, you know what they say: if you want something done, give it to someone who’s busy!” – Granny Weatherwax in Wintersmith.
Ah… Terry Pratchett. Every time I read one of his books I feel a little mixture of sadness and dread knowing that one day there will be no more books of his I have not[…]
This is the first Terry Pratchett novel I have read after his passing. Pratchett and his Discworld novels have been part of my fictional escapism since reading The Colour of Magic back in 1997. Eighteen years[…]
How fun it always is to tuck myself into a Discworld novel. This time, the spotlight is on Commander Sam Vimes, leader of the Ankh-Morpork City watch, whose wife decides it’s about time he finally[…]