Search Results: "Terry Pratchett"


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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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TRUCKERS by Terry Pratchett
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

"Though Masklin settles the Nomes in an old quarry, sequels are obviously planned."
A four-inch Moses leads his people in the general direction of the Promised Land—in this funny satire from the author of The Colour of Magic (1985, published for adults but also enjoyed by young people). Read full book review >

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I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT by Terry Pratchett
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A passionately wise, spectacularly hilarious and surpassingly humane outing from a master."
Ask Tiffany Aching, and she'll tell you: It's not easy being a witch, especially when you're only almost 16 years old. 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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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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MONSTROUS REGIMENT by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Surprisingly meaningful but never short of hilarious: a monstrous success for Pratchett."
Twenty-ninth in Pratchett's Discworld series (Night Watch, 2002), kicked off twenty years ago with The Color of Magic. Read full book review >

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THUD! by Terry Pratchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Bitingly relevant and laugh-out-loud funny."
More amiable mockery from one of our leading lights. 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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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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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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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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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 >