Search Results: "Terry Pratchett"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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SNUFF by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A treat no fan of Discworld—and there are boatloads of them—will want to miss."
Pratchett's new Discworld (Unseen Academicals, 2009, etc.) novel—the umpteenth, but who's counting?—features the Duke of Ankh, otherwise known as Commander Sir Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, whose estimable wife, Lady Sybil, decrees that they shall take a vacation at her ancestral estate in the country. Read full book review >

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WINTERSMITH by Terry Pratchett
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This one is verra weel done indeed. (Fiction. 10+)"

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THE WEE FREE MEN by Terry Pratchett
Released: May 1, 2003

"The Carnegie Medal-winner's fans will not be disappointed. (Fantasy. 12+)"
There will be upheavals in the human and fantasy worlds of elves and witches, with drastic consequences, and Tiffany, with only a frying pan for a weapon, is caught in the middle. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WATCH by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"Not a side-splitter this time, though broadly amusing and bubbling with wit and wisdom: both an excellent story and a tribute to beat cops everywhere, doing their hair-raising jobs with quiet courage and determination."
Another Discworld yarn—#28 if you're counting (The Last Hero, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Excruciatingly funny, ferociously intelligent. (Fiction. YA)"
Satiric adult SF superstar Pratchett (The Last Hero, p. 1254, etc.) resets the Pied Piper tale on Discworld, with predictably unpredictable results. Read full book review >

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A BLINK OF THE SCREEN by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 17, 2015

"One of the main draws of this collection for serious fans, or aspiring writers, will be the chance to trace the evolution of Pratchett's craft—but there's plenty here for readers who have never heard of him to enjoy."
A short story collection covering the entire career of one of our most prolific, and beloved, fantasy writers. Read full book review >

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A SLIP OF THE KEYBOARD by Terry Pratchett
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Lit throughout by the bright star of wonder."
The celebrated creator of the Discworld series of fantasy novels offers an eclectic collection of pieces and speeches from as early as the 1970s. Read full book review >

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NATION by Terry Pratchett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"A searching exploration of good and evil, fate and free will, both as broad and as deep as anything this brilliant and, happily, prolific author has produced so far. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Pratchett's latest masterpiece chronicles a lad's struggle to survive, and far harder struggle to make sense of the universe, after a tsunami wipes out his entire people. Read full book review >

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DIGGERS by Terry Pratchett
Released: Feb. 1, 1991

"The imminent third volume will be eagerly awaited."
Second in the Bromeliad trilogy about the desperate quest of Nomes to outwit the enormous, ponderous humans and escape Earth. Read full book review >

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MAKING MONEY by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Far from Pratchett's best, but entertaining nonetheless."
Now that he's helped whip the post office into shape, what's a reformed criminal to do? Read full book review >

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JOHNNY AND THE DEAD by Terry Pratchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Humor and honest pathos play off each other to make for an emotionally balanced whole, one whose resolution will be as satisfying to readers as it is to Johnny. (Fiction 10-14)"
Fresh from leading the ScreeWee fleet across hostile game space and back to their own territory, Johnny Maxwell returns to champion a more local group of beings in need: the dead denizens of the local cemetery, slated for redevelopment into Modern Purpose-Designed Offices by United Amalgamated Consolidated Holdings. Read full book review >