Terry Pratchett

Reviews of books by this author:

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

Making Money

Another great book from Pratchett, not quite as good as Going Postal, the first book featuring Moist von Lipwig, but with more than enough laughs, action, manipulations and outmanoeuvring to keep Pratchett fans happy. Moist is getting bored now he has turned the Post Office into an efficient machine, his stamps have started a whole – Read the rest of this review


Pratchett has been aiming at younger readers a lot more recently, but he returns to familiar territory in Thud! Set in the city of Ankh-Morpork, Pratchett’s favourite of stomping ground on the Discworld, where order is being brought in from the cold by the dedicated City Watch, headed by Commander Samuel Vimes, Duke of Ankh. – Read the rest of this review

Going Postal

With Going Postal Pratchett has produced another wonderful addition to the Discworld series. I have been much more impressed with the later books in the series, especially the Guards collection, and this is more along those lines, with bizarre hilarity and wonderful characters abound. Again, the topic seems mundane, the Post Office, but as he – Read the rest of this review

Men At Arms

A little while ago, I wrote about how much I’d enjoyed Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch and Guards! Guards! before that. I’m glad to say Men at Arms, the second of the five Guards books, didn’t disappoint one bit. Laugh out loud funny, clever, witty and with an eye for detail, Pratchett takes you through another – Read the rest of this review