A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction


Somewhat different to the usual Pratchett work, as this is purely non-fiction. The collection includes pieces from various points in his career, covering many topics.

Whether it’s writing about Christmas, accepting awards or discussing how he’d like to die, Pratchett is always clever and engaging.

Many of the works will make you smile, some will inspire you and others will remind you of the sadness of his loss at such a (relatively) young age.

There are plenty of repeated themes, with topics that he was clearly passionate about coming up time and again. His love of G. K. Chesterton, for example, is obvious throughout.

A good read, if a little sad, and a touch repetitive, which is doubly true of the final section covering his Alzheimers diagnosis and thoughts on assisted death.

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Reviewed: 29th February 2020