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Towards the end of the line

Advantages: The fortieth in a superb series
Disadvantages: Only one final instalment to come

“It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.” (Terry Pratchett) The late Terry Pratchett Those facing terminal illnesses are routinely described as “brave” no matter how they a ...

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The Permanent Way - and the need for change

Advantages: Fun and frivolous, but with a point needing to be re-heard
Disadvantages: None

Dick Simnel was ten years old, when back at the family smithy in Sheepridge, his father simply disappeared in a cloud of furnace parts and flying metal, all enveloped in a pink steam. It's the kind of thing that might turn a child to more sedate, safe ...

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Chuffing along!

Advantages: A chuffing good, entertaining read.
Disadvantages: Nothing, but it will not appeal to some.

Raising steam is the 40th Discworld novel. The promotional material says this: "To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all ...

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Not The Best of Pratchett

Advantages: Brings back some old favourites, has a powerful message
Disadvantages: Not Pratchett's best work, too many main characters spoils it a bit

Raising Steam Published in 2013, Raising Steam is the latest novel in Terry Pratchett's famous and long-running Discworld series. With the publication of this book Pratchett is now up to 40 Discworld books, and that leaves out all the young adult books a ...

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Going Postal. Be grateful our postal service isn't like this!

Advantages: A great Disc World adventure from Sir Terry Pratchett
Disadvantages: May not appeal to non Pratchett fans

...Review of 'Going Postal' a novel by Terry Pratchett This review is based on the paperback version of the book, ISBN 0-552-14943-8, 474 pages, cover price £7.99. About The Book Going Postal is the 29th Disc World novel from the pen of popular fantas ...

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