Terry Pratchett

Reviews of books by this author:

A Blink of the Screen

This is a collection of shorter fiction, from an author who admits he finds such lengths a challenge. It really does cover his career, ordered chronologically from his first published works (back when magazines bought and featured short fiction) through to the time when this book was released. It ends almost exclusively with Discworld stories. – Read the rest of this review

Raising Steam

I approached this book — the last of the Discworld series Terry was able to write before his untimely death — with some trepidation, in part because I was saving it, like you would a vintage wine. Terry’s books are lumped into the categories of fantasy and comedy, two genres that don’t always get the – Read the rest of this review

Dodger

You can tell a good book when you’re finding an excuse to squeeze in a few pages here and there. Pratchett has become one of my favourite authors, for consistency if nothing else. Dodger is a bit of a departure from the usual Discworld series, but Dickensian London is actually very similar to Ankh-Morpork. It – Read the rest of this review

Snuff

I have to confess that I didn’t ‘get’ Pratchett’s books when I picked up my first one.  I started with the first book, The Colour of Magic, and it was a poor choice (not his best by a long way).  Recommendations for them kept turning up though, so I finally gave another one a go, – Read the rest of this review

Unseen Academicals

Football, long the game of street urchins, largely a cover for fighting and a big draw for the crowd, is going legit in the city of Ankh-Morpork. In large, because the wizards of Unseen University have found out that if they don’t play a game they lose a large chunk of the funding that allows – Read the rest of this review