The Discworld series

Books currently reviewed in this series:

Raising Steam by

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

Snuff by

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 by

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 by

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

Thud! by

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 by

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 by

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

Feet of Clay by

Another wonderful example of Pratchett at his best. The usual misfits return, led by the part-genius, part-fanatic, part-dictator Commander Vimes, and they’re joined by some equally interesting characters. This is far more than just a fantasy novel (it’s no wonder Pratchett gets critical acclaim, but if he wrote in another genre he’d be showered with – Read the rest of this review