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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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 >

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THIEF OF TIME by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 4, 2001

"Philosophical humor of the highest order."
Another Discworld yarn (The Truth, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"An above-average entry in this durable, funny, and occasionally razor-edged series."
Pratchett's latest Discworld romp (The Fifth Elephant, p. 27, etc.) is a mystery-cum-satire. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH ELEPHANT by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

"Pratchett's humor is international, satirical, devious, knowing, irreverent, unsparing and, above all, funny."
More gloriously uproarious doings from Discworld (Carpe Jugulum, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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MEN AT ARMS by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1996

"An about average installment in this always entertaining, sometimes hysterically funny series."
In Pratchett's latest Discworld fantasy romp (Lords and Ladies, p. 1068), Captain Vimes of Ankh-Morpork's City Watch is retiring in order to marry the city's richest lady and become a Gentleman. Read full book review >