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We Won't Get Fooled Again

Advantages: It's got the Witches in it
Disadvantages: It's the last one.

Having committed to re-read the whole collection in honour of the author there is an argument for saying I should have held off this one, saved it until the end… especially as it had leaked that one of the ends in the book is that of my favourite characte ...

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Review of The Shepherd's Crown - Terry Pratchett

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Monstrous Regiment; Out of the closet and into the platoon

Advantages: Understandable and enjoyable to readers across range of reading skills and language proficiency.
Disadvantages: You usually do better with Pratchett's work if you understand irony and sarcasm.

I have to be honest and be up-front about the fact that I absolutely adore the wordsmithing skills of Sir Terry Pratchett. His vocabulary, his use of nuances, his ability to sketch an entire landscape with a simple sentence is simply superb. I heartily en ...

ConnemaraBlend 06.10.2014 · Read full review
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Here come the Girls

Advantages: Yet another humorous novel
Disadvantages: Perhaps not the funniest and will not appeal to everybody

This is a retrospective review of the 28th book in the Discworld written by Sir Terry which was published in 2003. It does not form a part of any previous series. Our story starts with a young lady called Polly Perks, not conventionally beautiful bein ...

Coloneljohn 25.04.2010 · Read full review
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'You and whose army?'

Advantages: It's written by Terry Pratchet, engaging characters, excellent twist at the end
Disadvantages: Not the funniest of the discworld but that still makes it funnier than most other books on the market

Terry Pratchett is by and large a criminally underrated author. The problem has always been his choice of genre. Fantasy always has the unfortunate effect of making people think of anorak adorned, acne ridden computer programmers and physicists shouting t ...

colinh 27.01.2004 · Read full review
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Taking the Duchess's shilling....

Advantages: Frivolous & fun, laced with political comment
Disadvantages: Not the best of the series

Polly cuts off her long blonde ringlets and climbs out the window, below which she lands on the inn courtyard as Oliver. Polly is running away to join the army. She needs to find out what happened to her brother ~ she also needs to protect her inheritan ...

hiker 12.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett

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