Search Results: "Terry Pratchett"


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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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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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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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THE SHEPHERD'S CROWN by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is the late Pratchett's last book; even not-quite-perfect Pratchett is something to treasure and can proudly take its place in one heck of a literary legacy. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
"Cry ‘Crivens!' and let loose the clan Mac Feegle!" Read full book review >

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GOING POSTAL by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Sharp-edged humor—and wonderfully executed."
Pratchett satirizes the modern telecom business in a deeply satisfying comedy about a man sent to a fate worse than death: the post office. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT FANTASTIC by Terry Pratchett
Released: May 29, 1987

"The most hilarious fantasy since—come to think of it, since Pratchett's previous outing."
That rare event, a comedy sequel (to The Colour of Magic, 1983) that is twistier, plottier, and funnier than its predecessor. Read full book review >

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INTERESTING TIMES by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Fun, especially for those susceptible to Pratchett-inspired nostalgia."
More comic fantasy from Pratchett's Discworld (Men at Arms, 1996, etc.) featuring another aspect of the unending strife between humans, fates, and the god that "generally looked after thunder and lightning, so from his point of view the only purpose of humanity was to get wet or, in occasional cases, charred." Read full book review >

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LORDS AND LADIES by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A so-so addition to a mostly hilarious series."
So you think elves are handsome and high-minded, or cute, cuddly, and bring good luck? Read full book review >

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STRATA by Terry Pratchett
Released: Oct. 1, 1981

"With everything from dragons to robots: bright, bubbly fun."
A well-handled, inventive, gleefully madcap flat-Earth jaunt where things are never quite what they seem. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE by Terry Pratchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Juvenilia from a genius, showing bright signs of future masterworks. (introduction) (Short stories. 10-12)"
Fourteen rollicking tales, most of which were written when the author was a teenager and published over 40 years ago in his local newspaper. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1990

"It could catch on with the Douglas Adams crowd."
This publisher's first novel is a gay, demented eschatological farce in which the Antichrist doesn't really have his heart in it. Read full book review >