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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 ...

Coloneljohn 23.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett

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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 ...

MentalSarcasm 16.03.2014 · Read full review
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A tale of Old London Town

Advantages: A very entertaining and humorous read.
Disadvantages: Nothing I have found but some may be put off by the fantasy label.

Sir Terry wanted to write a story set in Victorian London and here it is. We are treated to a memorable list of characters some of whom actually did live in our world and of course some who didn't. Of those who did Sir Terry has stated that he may have ha ...

Coloneljohn 08.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Dodger - Terry Pratchett

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An Artful History Lesson

Advantages: It's a Pratchett! Fun, frivolous, with grains of 24 carat truth
Disadvantages: None - except for those strange individuals for whom "It's a Pratchett" is a downside.

I've long thought that much of the joy of Terry Pratchett's adult works lay in their very derivativeness. Of course, being derivative is a sin. It is second cousin to plagiarism and therefore (obviously) just as guilty. Or so you might think if you tak ...

hiker 07.10.2012 · Read full review
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Dodger - Terry Pratchett at his Best

Advantages: A really good read
Disadvantages: None

Set in Dickensian England, Terry Pratchett takes us to new territory with "Dodger". Mr Pratchett makes the point that it is fiction, not a history book, so don't look at dates too closely. But he really makes this period of history come alive. Any notions ...

John-Morgan 23.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Dodger - Terry Pratchett

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