Review: Note: all page references below refer to the review copy, uncorrected proof.
Note re bad words: Yes, there are bad words in this book. If they disturb or offend you, please read something else.
Note re violence: Yes, there is violence in this book. It's a book about violence, the whys and wherefores thereof.
Note re rating: When I first reviewed this book, I gave it a wimpish four stars. I have since read the second book in the series, "Rock Island Rock" and have upped the r... Read more
Review: This is my first time reading this author, and I really enjoyed her style. I read this book in a few hours, just could not put it down. I found myself laughing out loud in several parts. I’m looking forward to the next in the series. Read more
Review: I was happy to see the wizards back in action in this always entertaining Discworld series. I have always thought the wizards (along with the witches) are among the funniest characters. Pratchett has crafted an interesting story set in the land-down-under, a story about gods and creation and the blending of past and present, as Rincewind tries to save the continent from a massive drought. As usual, Rincewind falls into things (literally and figuratively), but despite the familiar Rincewind an... Read more
Review: I have now read four Diskworld books and I'm still waiting to see what it is the people love so much about this series. Each book is cute enough, but Mort and also Equal Rites seems almost more like children's books to me (the first two I actually enjoyed more). I know people like to compare Pratchett to Douglas Adams, but really, rather than being a fantasy world Adams, he seems more like an English Piers Anthony. Blasphemy to some, I know, though Anthony has his moments. Read more
Review: The Discworld grows on you. After reading a dozen or so of Pratchett's marvelous stories about Life, the Universe, and Everything (so to speak), you've gotten to understand Unseen University, and the Librarian, and why you can walk across the Ankh River, and the Patrician's point of view (Sergeant Colon's as well), and the necessity of Death, and why the Mended Drum never closes. More than that, events in the author's world tell you a great deal about our own. This time around, it's the importan... Read more