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The X Dream Factor

Advantages: A Discworld classic
Disadvantages: Funnier if you get the references

For those who have survived the last two decades without stumbling across Terry Pratchett's Discworld, there are a few basics that you need to know. The Disc is a world that is round, but flat, has a circle sea that pours over the edges, and is supported ...

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Review of Maskerade - Terry Pratchett

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Phantomtastic

Advantages: funny, entertaining, gripping
Disadvantages: none

I love Terry Pratchett books (my member section contains a growing number of reviews for his work) so its hardly surprising that I give this one an extremely favourable review. It's very funny, with a plot that keeps you guessing througout. It ranks among ...

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One opera ghost too many.

Advantages: Humourous and witty parody that casts a new light on the classic tale
Disadvantages: Previous knowledge of Discworld would help but can be read alone

Maskerade is an opera. Some readers would say that the storyline is clichéd or plagiarized and that it's been done before or that it is so unoriginal that it isn’t worth the bother. On the contrary! Opera has never been done the way Terry Pratchett does ...

melodysparks 19.04.2004 · Read full review
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An operatic farce

Advantages: Easy going, Typical Pratchett whilst still being sufficiently unique
Disadvantages: A little previous knowledge of the characters is an asset

Terry Pratchett has, for the past few years, become a regular feature amongst my Christmas presents and birthday presents - or, at least, his books have! Perhaps the distinctive cover artwork is what does it, but he is an easily recognisable author who ...

CraigBruce 27.03.2001 · Read full review
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A cracking read

Advantages: Never a dull momement, larger than life characters, keeps you on the edge of your seat
Disadvantages: Requires a degree of concerntration to keep in touch with all the who, why, what, where are hows

As a reader of numerous 'Terry Books' (My own title for them) I have picked this one out as possibly the best I've ever read. Which ever one of Pratchets' long list of tales you read you will always be confused, never understand where the plot is going, b ...

Eddie45 17.07.2001 · Read full review
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